Dear Professor Hanley,
I am writing on behalf of the Scottish Economics Society to draw your attention to two events that may be of interest for students in your department.
The first is SES's 2012 Annual Conference (April 16th - April 18th at the Mercure Perth Hotel in Perth). Beginning this year, we invite all Scottish PhD students to attend the first day of the conference (excluding the Sir Alec Cairncross Memorial Dinner) for free. The conference programme has also been re-designed to move items of special interest for PhD students to the Monday (April 16th). All details and a preliminary programme are available at <http://www.ses-conference.co.
The second event is the traditional SES/SG Policy Forum organised jointly with the Scottish GES. This year, David Bell and Liam Delaney from the University of Stirling have agreed to be the key speakers and they will discuss well-being and youth unemployment. The Policy Forum will take place on Friday 11th May, and all your students (both undergraduate and graduate) are cordially invited to attend. (I am aware that mid-May is exam time, but we could not manage another date.) Further particulars will be made available on our main web site at <http://www.scotecsoc.org/>.
I would really appreciate it if you could circulate this information in any way possible. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions or comments.
Klaus B. Beckmann
President, Scottish Economics Society
Professor of Economics, HSU / UniBw H
T +49 40 6541 2844