Scottish Economic Society (SES)

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  • About Us

    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 president@​scotecon.​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.

    Click here for Sub­scrip­tion Infor­ma­tion

    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: sjpe@​stir.​ac.​uk)

    Man­u­scripts: for con­sid­er­a­tion should be sent by email to: sjpe@​stir.​ac.​uk. Only doc­u­ments in stan­dard pdf or Microsoft Word for­mat should be sent.



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