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 download the application form as [DOCX] or [PDF]. Please mail inquiries and applications to grants@scotecon.org.

SES Annual Conference

The 2018 Annual Conference is planned for April 2018 in Perth. 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

The Student Teacher Event will be held at the Perth concert hall, Perth, on October 31st, 2017.


9.45-10.15 Arrival
10.15-10.20 Welcome
Matthias Klaes, President, Scottish Economic Society
10.20-11.05 The robots are coming
Geraint Johnes, University of Lancaster
11.05-11.15 Break
11.15-11.45 Will robots destroy our jobs
Tim Pike, Bank Of England
11.45-12.30 Lunch
12.30-1.15 Automation - Its likely Impact on the working and personal lives of UK Citizens over the next 25 years
Michael Lloyd, Senior Research Fellow, Global Policy Institute
1.15-1.30 Break
1.30-2.00 Careers for economists
Economics Network, University of Bristol
2.00-2.30 Studying economics at university
Tanya Wilson, University of Stirling
2.30-3.00 Examination tips for economics
Mark Moore, Dollar Academy
3.15 Departure