Monday, October 08, 2012

SIRE Events

Below update sent by Gina Reddie:

Dear colleagues

As follows, a quick overview of SIRE events in October:

Health Economics Research Unit (HERU)  on 10 October 2012 In Aberdeen
·         Professor Geoffard will be delivering a seminar on the measurement of inequalities in health. This is a topic of specific interest to various research teams working in Scotland, and figures as a prominent area of interest in Aberdeen and Dundee amongst other departments and research centres.
Venue: University of Aberdeen, Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS) Building, Level 5, Foresterhill, Aberdeen. AB25 2ZD from 1-3pm.

PhD Masterclass and Workshop: 25-26 October, University of St Andrews
·         A Masterclass on “Experiments in Industrial Organisation”, is held between 12.00-14.00, Thursday 25 October. Prof Hinloopen will run this training for PhD students and junior researchers who might be interested in this as a potential research tool. 
·         A Workshop on “Competition, Innovation and Competition Policy is scheduled for Thursday 25/10 (14.30-19.00 ) and repeated on Friday 26 October (09.00-13.00 ). Confirmed speakers are Jeroen Hinloopen (Amsterdam), Joe Swierzbinski (Aberdeen) David Ulph (St Andrews) & Prof Yannis Katsoulacos (AUEB), Alex Dickson (Strathclyde), Evgenia Motchenkova (Amsterdam) Georg von Graevenitz  (UEA), Luca Savorelli (St Andrews) and Jacob Seifert (PhD student St Andrews) with further slots planned.

SIRE Young Researchers Forum: 31 October: Strathclyde
·         The next SYRF meeting will take place at the University of Strathclyde, with guest speaker Professor Farid Toubal (ENS Cachan and Paris 1) who will present the paper “Native Language, Spoken Language, Translation and Trade”.
Additional input will be from two junior academics from Stirling and Glasgow, names to be confirmed, including times and venue. For any information please contact Rodolphe Desbordes

David Hume Institute: 13 November
·         Patrick Honahan, Governor, of the Central Bank of Ireland will give a talk on Tuesday 13 November 2012 at 6pm (Playfair Library, Old College, University of Edinburgh) providing his perspective on matters European and Eurozone, with all the insights of a genuine insider. 
This event is sponsored by SIRE and a number of free spaces are available to attend this event. Please contact if you are interested.

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In addition to the above:
The Scotsman Conference 23 October: A Question of Independence: Scotland's Place in the World, 08:30am, 23rd October 2012 at The Scotsman Head Office, Edinburgh
What would independence mean for Scotland’s place in the world - for its international relationships, its global reputation and its exporters?
The conference will be split into two sections - Scotland on a World Stage and Doing Business With The World. Expert speakers will examine: foreign policy in an independent Scotland; EU and NATO membership; international development; exports; access to global & local markets as well as the challenges and opportunities Scottish business is likely to face.
Confirmed speakers include:
 Fiona Hyslop MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Culture & External AffairsPeter Hughes of Scottish Engineering and Linda McDowall of Scottish Enterprise
Information & fees: Delegate rate: £99 + VAT (mention SIRE when booking and receive a 10% discount on your delegate place)
To book please email or call 0131 620 8656 or visit
All fees include refreshments, networking lunch and exclusive access to The Scotsman's Post Conference Reports 

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