Sir Alec Cairncross Prize

The Scottish Economic Society awards a prize of £1000 for the best paper presented at its annual conference by an economist currently registered for a PhD or who has successfully completed a PhD between 2019 and 2024.  

Please note: All authors on the paper must have received their PhD in 2019 or later to be considered for the Cairncross Prize.

Consideration for the prize presupposes conference attendance and Society membership.

Prize winners are announced at the Sir Alec Cairncross Dinner.

SJPE Best Paper 2023

The Scottish Journal of Political Economy Prize, chosen by the editorial board of the SJPE for the best paper published in 2023, will be announced at the Sir Alec Cairncross Dinner. 

Membership enquiries:

Caroline Alcock

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