A warm welcome to the University of Glasgow and the Scottish Economic Society Annual Conference 2022.

It is great to be welcoming you back to the in-person conference, although there will be some papers presented in virtual sessions. In fact, we have 110 papers in our in-person sessions and 29 papers in the virtual sessions.

In addition to our three Keynote Lectures (in order of appearance: Professor Nava Ashraf, Dr Lucy O’Carroll and Professor Mike Elsby), and our special sessions, we have the usual wide range of papers in our in-person and virtual sessions.

On this platform and on the website, you’ll find more details on the conference programme, the papers and presenters and the social programme (which includes welcome drinks on Monday evening and the conference dinner and prize giving on Tuesday evening).

On behalf of the SES Council I really hope you have a fun and rewarding conference. And following the conference we’ll be looking for feedback via a survey so I would ask that you take a few minutes to help us make sure that future conferences are even better! After all, next year is the 300th anniversary of the birth of Adam Smith — a Glasgow alumni and professor — and so we’ll want to do an especially good job then. We have some plans…watch out for the announcements later this year!

All good wishes,

Charles Nolan, on behalf of the Council of the Scottish Economic Society


We thank:
Lord Provost and Glasgow City Council
We would like to thank the Lord Provost and Glasgow City Council for sponsoring the drinks reception at the conference dinner.

Glasgow City Marketing Bureau for their support with the planning of the event.

As ever, many people worked very hard, under sometimes challenging deadlines, sometimes through COVID infections, to make the conference happen. David Jaeger and Justine Woods on the Council of the Scottish Economic Society dealt brilliantly with a large number of submissions and with timetabling the conference. Tanya Wilson, Treasurer of the Society, performed tasks too many to list, all with equal flair. Hannah Cruickshank from the University of Glasgow was tireless in providing wonderful help and advice and James Murray, also from the University of Glasgow, dropped everything to help us with some graphic design. Again, this year, we are tremendously grateful to Gemma Prunner-Thomas, General Manager of the EEA for providing the on-line platform for the Conference. Once more Gemma and her colleagues helped us at a crucial juncture. Finally, we thank our long-time colleague Celia Lloyd without whom there would be no Conference.

These few words of acknowledgement don’t do justice to the efforts of the above; but they are nonetheless heartfelt.

Charles Nolan, on behalf of the Council of the Scottish Economic Society.