What We Do


The Society runs/works in partnership on the following annual events:

  • SES Annual Conference (April)
  • Government Economic Service / SES Workshop (October)
  • SES Student-Teacher Event (November)

SES Small Grants

The Society invites applications from researchers for its Small Grants Scheme. Grants of up to £500 are available for PhD students for conference travel expenses and up to £2,000 for other projects. Please complete the application form and e-mail your inquiries and applications to grants@scotecon.org.

SES Annual Conference

The Scottish Economic Society is pleased to announce that we will be working together with the Royal Economic Society (SES) for the SES Annual Conference 2023. This joint RES/SES Annual Conference will be held from 3-5 April 2023 in Scotland at the University of Glasgow where we will be celebrating Adam Smith’s 300th birthday. The conference will have a terrific line-up of keynotes:

    • The SES President’s Lecture; Dani Rodrik, University of Harvard RES
    • Adam Smith Lecture; Gary Gorton, Yale University
    • Tercentenary Adam Smith Lecture; Raghuram Rajan, Chicago Booth
    • The SES Economic Policy Lecture; Silvana Tenreyro, LSE, Bank of England
    • Presidential Address; Professor Carol Propper, Imperial College, London
    • Economic Journal Lecture; Professor Valerie Ramey, University of California
    • Hahn Lecture; Professor Leah P. Boustan, Princeton University
    • Sargan Lecture; Professor Francis X. Diebold, University of Pennsylvania

The conference will be in-person format and we look forward to welcoming everyone to Glasgow! In order to prepare for the joint 2023 conference, here is an outline of our call for papers process. For more information about the conference check here click here. If you have any questions or feedback on the joint RES and SES Conference, please email events@res.org.uk .

    • Call for Papers opens – Late August 2022
    • Call for Papers deadline – Mid October 2022
    • Outcome emails sent – Mid December 2022
    • Bookings for conference will open in Mid December 2022

GES Policy Forum

The traditional Scottish Government Economic Policy Forum is planned for October at the Scottish Government offices in Edinburgh.

Student-Teacher Event

Every year, the Scottish Economic Society (SES) hosts a the student-teacher event to engage high-school students in discussions about economic issues, provide insights into the work of economists and offer guidance to students interested in studying economics at the university.