The objects of the Scottish Economic Society are:
- to promote the study and teaching of economics on the widest basis, in accordance with the Scottish tradition of political economy inspired by Adam Smith
- to provide a forum for the discussion of Scottish economic problems and their relationship to the political and social life of Scotland.
Successor from 1954 to the Scottish Society of Economists founded in 1897, the Scottish Economic Society supports an approach to economic explanation which acknowledges the human, social and historical dimensions of economic activity. This accommodates a rich variety of positions on theoretical and policy matters.
The Society is a professional body for economists, whether academic or not; it seeks to represent the collective interests of its members in all relevant contexts, and make a positive and informed contribution to economic and political debate, particularly in Scotland.
Small Grants Scheme
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 direct all enquiries and applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Scottish Journal of Political Economy
The Scottish Economic Society’s journal is the Scottish Journal of Political Economy, published in hard copy and electronically by Blackwell Publishing, Oxford. There are presently five issues per year, in February, May, August, September and November. It is distributed free of charge to members of the Society.
The Scottish Journal of Political Economy is a generalist journal with an explicitly international reach in both readership and authorship. It is dedicated to publishing the highest quality research in any field of economics, without prejudice to the methodology or to the analytical techniques used. The editors encourage submissions in all fields of economics in order to provide practical contributions to the literature, and to further the influence of economics in the world of practical affairs.
Publishing the highest quality articles, Scottish Journal of Political Economy aims to publish a balance of the best theoretical and empirical material from an international authorship, without favouring a particular type of analysis or subject area.
The Journal is currently edited by Professor Robert Hart, Professor Andrew Hughes Hallett and Dr Campbell Leith, assisted by an International Editorial Board. The Editorial Address is The Editors, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Department of Economics, University of Stirling, FK9 4LA, (e-mail: email@example.com)
Manuscripts: for consideration should be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Only documents in standard pdf or Microsoft Word format should be sent.