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 2021 Annual Conference is planned for 26 - 28 April 2021. Due to the uncertainty around COVID-19, the 2021 conference will be held completely online. The Society welcomes papers and proposals for organised sessions from all areas of Economics, Economic Policy and Econometrics from academics and practitioners regardless of sector.

Please see the conference page for details.

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. The 2020 student-teacher event was hold completely online in a virtual format.