Scottish Economic Society 2012 Annual Conference
Monday, April 16th - Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
Mercure Perth Hotel & The Falkirk Wheel
Conference events & programme
The Sir Alec Cairncross Memorial Dinner will be on Monday. This will be preceded by a Civic Reception. 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.
A draft conference programme is now available here. We will get in touch with all presenters of accepted papers on March 2nd, and schedule our open sessions after that.
Conference registration & pricing
Conference registration will open on March 2nd, on-line registration will be possible through the conference web site.
When registering, delegates will be able to pick one of the following options:
Our standard resident delegate pack (a conference fee of £ 448 applies, rebated to £ 248 for PhD students). This includes room and board at the conference hotel — or a comparable alternative if there is an overflow — from April 16th to April 18th (two nights), both conference dinners as well as all conference events. Resident delegates also receive free membership of the Scottish Economics Society for one year, which includes a subscription to the Scottish Journal of Political Economy.
Day delegate passes for Monday (£ 100), Tuesday (£ 100) or Wednesday (£ 80). These cover all conference events on the respective day, inclusive of lunch and the conference dinners. Day delegates have to find their own accomodation, however, and do not become members of SES.
Students enrolled in a PhD programme at a Scottish university are invited to attend the conference programme on Monday, April 16th for free (excluding the Cairncross Dinner & Dance).
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
- Abstracts must be submitted electronically via e-mail to ses(at)public-economics.com 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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