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Scottish Economics Society 2012 Annual Conference

Posted on: 
Oct 1, 2011
Conference Dates: 
Apr 16, 2012 to Apr 18, 2012
Deadline for paper submissions: 
Feb 3, 2012
Deadline for participant registration: 
Friday, March 30, 2012

Location of Conference

West Mill Street 1
Perth, Scotland
United Kingdom


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Scottish Economic Society

2012 Annual Conference

Monday, April 16th - Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Ramada Jarvis Hotel, Perth & The Falkirk Wheel


Call for Papers


Call for papers & proposals for organised sessions

The Society invites submissions of papers for presentation and proposals for dedicated paper sessions at its Annual Conference in Perth. Papers and proposals for organised sessions from all areas of Economics, Economic Policy and Econometrics are invited from academics and practitioners in government, local authority, NDPBs, private sector and charitable organisations.  

The Society places particular emphasis on the application of economics to policy and there will be invited sessions in separate policy and pedagogy streams. 

Please see below for submission details, deadlines and a provisional conference programme. Further details will be made available at the society’s web site: 


Sir Alec Cairncross Prize

The Scottish Economic Society will award a prize of £1000 for the best paper presented at the 2012 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 & proposals

  1. 1. Abstracts must be submitted electronically via e-mail to by Friday 3rd February 2012. Please use an open file format, such as PDF or LaTeX, for your submission. All abstracts must contain the corresponding author’s full address. Contributors will receive e-mail notification as to whether their papers have been accepted by Friday March 2nd.
  2. 2. Full papers must be submitted by Friday 30th March 2012 so that they can be included on the Conference CD and in the Conference Book of Abstracts.  Full papers should be submitted in PDF format, and should include (i) a brief abstract of 100-200 words and (ii) where relevant, JEL classification numbers.
  3. 3. Cairncross Prize applicants must submit full papers by Friday 3rd February 2012 – such that the competition can be decided prior to the conference –, and should indicate that they wish to be considered for the prize in their e-mail. 
  4. 4. 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 in either PDF, RTF or LaTeX format. Proposals should be submitted via e-mail to the e-mail address above, by Friday 3rd February 2012.  Full papers for Organised Sessions must be submitted by the session organiser by Friday 4th March 2011.



Participants will be able to register electronically from March 2nd to March 30th, 2012. Registration as a full delegate will include accomodation for the duration of the conference.


Support for PhD students

The Scottish Economic Society will continue its policy of promoting conference participation by young economists and supporting PhD students. Details of the programme as well as the number of places available will announced in December.


An outline of conference events

The Sir Alec Cairncross Memorial Dinner will be on Monday. This will be preceded by a Civic Reception hosted by John Hulbert, Provost of Perth and Kinross Council. At the dinner the Cairncross Prize will be awarded.

The Conference Dinner will be held on Tuesday at The Falkirk Wheel. This will be preceded by a boat tour of the installation.

The 2012 SES President’s Lecture will be held by Gregory Clark, Professor of Economics at the University of California, Davis. 

The topic for the SES Policy Forum in 2011 will be “Devolution and Fiscal Independence”. A new feature of the programme is that there will be special sessions on econometrics techniques and on publishing targeted at PhD students and younger lecturers.


Conference organising committee

  • Anne Gasteen, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Klaus B. Beckmann, Helmut-Schmidt-Universität, Hamburg (Germany)
    Honorary President of the Scottish Economics Society
  • Ioannis Theodossiou, University of Aberdeen



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