2018 Annual Conference

The 2018 Conference will take place in Perth, from Sunday 15th April to Tuesday 17th April,

2018 President's Lecture: "What Behavioral Economics Says about the Behavior of Economists", Professor Julie Nelson, UMass Boston,


The preliminary programme for this years conference can be found under the following link

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Delegate Registration (external site) is now open for the 2018 Conference. Delegates should register for the conference online and are advised to make their own arrangements regarding accommodation. We have arranged special rates with some local hotels on a first-come first served basis, details available when registering.

For any queries regarding conference registration please contact the conference team directly at Scotecon@happeningconferences.com

Delegate registration includes attendance at all conferences sessions, lunch on Monday 16 April and Tuesday 17 April, plus the Welcome Civic Reception on Sunday 15 April and Conference Dinners on Monday 16 April and Tuesday 17 April.

The registration fees are:
  • £305: SES member rate
  • £355: Non-SES member rate
  • £130: SES member student rate
  • £185: Day delegate SES member rate
  • £235: Day delegate non-SES member rate


The organisers have reserved rooms at 2 hotels, details of which are shown below:

  • The Royal George Hotel
    Rates for bed and breakfast:
    Single occupancy £80
    Twin/double £110 (based on 2 sharing)

    To book email info@theroyalgeorgehotel.co.uk and quote the code: BATT1504

  • Best Western Queens Hotel
    Rates for bed and breakfast:
    Single occupancy £68
    Double occupancy £82

    To book email or telephone 01738 566135 and quote the code GA656 – Scottish Economic Society

Other hotels:

  • Premier Inn: Click here for website
  • Mercure: Click here for website

To search a range of accommodation providers you may find these sites useful:

Sir Alec Cairncross Prize

The Scottish Economic Society will award a prize of £1000 for the best paper presented at its annual conference by an economist currently registered for a PhD or who has successfully completed a PhD within the last five years. Consideration for the prize presupposes conference attendance and society membership.

Submission of papers and proposals of organised sessions

The Society welcomes papers and proposals for organised sessions from all areas of Economics, Economic Policy and Econometrics from academics and practioners regardless of sector. All proposals should be submitted, in MS Word format, to: conference@scotecon.org

Paper proposals should take the form of an extended abstract (2 pages plus indicative bibliography, clearly stating purpose, methodology and findings), or through submission of a full manuscript.

Cairncross Prize applicants should submit their paper as above and indicate that they wish to be considered for the prize. The competition winner will be announced during the conference at the Sir Alec Cairncross Memorial Dinner.

Proposals for organised sessions should include the title of the proposed session, the name of the chair and a set of three or four abstracts, all in a single document.

Full versions of accepted papers must be submitted in PDF format upon registration for the conference. Details of how to register will be advertised on the Society website in December.

Support for PhD Students

The Scottish Economic Society wishes to encourage PhD students to attend its annual conference and to submit papers. Registered PhD students will qualify for a discounted conference rate.

You can download this call for papers as PDF