This House Believes that Capitalism has Failed – Thursday, November 2nd 2017
Join the Economics Society and the Union Debating Society, the oldest and some might say finest society of its kind, for the public debate on the motion This House Believes Capitalism Has Failed. Lively debate will commence with speeches from our expert guests and will conclude with volunteer floor speeches and a vote from the audience. Red gowns are encouraged.
The public debate at Lower Parliament Hall will be followed by an informal drinks reception at the West Port Bar, where audience members will be able to interact with guest speakers and learn more about the historic and robust UDS.
Democracy in the Workplace – Wednesday, November 1st 2017
We are glad to have Dr Luca Savorelli with us this Wednesday Nov 1st to tell us about field experiments with firms. If you are curious to learn about essential corporate topics such as incentives for workers, and hear about Luca’s own works on the democratisation of the workplace, make sure to come along for this interesting talk!
St Andrews Economist Social – Tuesday, October 17th 2017
The St Andrews Economist is the official publication of the St Andrews Economics Society. We hope to bring to you a range of articles on current affairs, academic theory, economic policies, and trends – everything economics so you can stay aware from inside the Bubble!
Come meet the editors next Tuesday at the Beacon Bar and learn more about what we do, how we do it, how you can contribute, and what writing at the St Andrews Economist can add to you.
Rethinking Economics – Tuesday, October 17th 2017
Love economics, but think it can be improved? Complaints about the content of your modules or how they are taught? Rethinking Economics is the organization to help with your concerns! Join us this Tuesday as we hear from Rowan Mataram, an organizer with Rethinking Economics, discuss petitioning for effective curriulum reform and the student-led Rethinking Economics movement.
Pub Crawl – Friday, October 6th 2017
Join Economics Society next Friday for our pub crawl! We will start at Brew Co. and move to The Rule, then to The Criterion, and lastly get a pint or two at The Central before making our way to the Union. Hope to see you all there!
Economics Society Garden Party – Wednesday, September 20th 2017
Join us for a relaxed, informal party where you will be able to meet the committee, chat about the year ahead and enjoy drinks on us.
Economics Society Golf Social – Friday, September 15th 2017
Webinar: Investment Banking & Capital Markets – Saturday, April 15th 2017
Do you want to be the next Wolf of Wall Street? Do you know all your investment banking essentials?
The Economics Society is glad to collaborate with the professional training firm Financial Edge to bring you this unique webinar!
The Annual General Meeting – Tuesday, March 7th 2017
Decided you want to run for a committee position? Interested in hearing this year’s Financial summary and President’s summary? Join us at our AGM!
Fitzroy: Climate Change, Trump & Economics – Monday, February 27th 2017
Join us for an evening with Emeritus Professor Felix FitzRoy, who will be summarising current science on climate change, what to expect from the Trump administration, and what Economics tells us.
This talk will address topical issues, helping us to gain a better understanding of current events and Economics as a whole from one of the leading experts in the field.
Student Blogging 101 – Friday, February 24th 2017
Ever wondered what it’s like to start your own blog?
Join us for a quick panel discussion with three of St Andrews’s finest bloggers. You’ll be able to hear more about how they got involved in student journalism, and find out what tips they have for anyone looking to get started.
Afternoon Talk: ‘What is Socialism?’ – Wednesday, February 8th 2017
In this seminar, Adam Stromme separates fact from fiction to lay out a clear history of both the idea and the movement of Socialism, which continues to this day, and which helped organize the historic civil rights protest right here in St Andrews just last week. What is socialism about? Why is it opposed to capitalism? Can it be done wrong? (Hint: Yes.)
Christmas Dinner – Saturday, November 25th 2016
Dinner tickets cost £29 per person and include a three course meal, half a bottle of wine, raffle tickets and access to the after-party at Ma Bells!
Visiting Speaker: Professor Steve Keen – Wednesday, November 9th 2016
Join the St Andrews Economics Society as we welcome Steve Keen, our second speaker of the semester, coming to talk about his newly finished book: ‘Can we avoid another financial crisis?’ which is not due for publication until April 2017!
PwC Mock Assessment Center – Tuesday, November 8th 2016
If you are planning on applying for a spring week, internship or graduate scheme with PwC, don’t miss out on this brilliant opportunity to prepare for the Assessment Centre stage of your application!
Strategy& at Rector’s Cafe – Friday, October 14th 2016
Richard Booth will be at Rector’s Cafe for 90 minutes only to answer any questions you may have about Strategy&, PwC, or consultancy in general!
PwC Networking Drinks – Thursday, October 13th 2016
Get to know PwC better at this Autumn Careers Evening! Come and meet recent joiners, PwC’s recruitment team and senior members of staff. You’ll discover why PwC is the first choice for a career in business; why students have voted PwC as #1 in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers survey for 10 years running and why, right from day one, you’ll feel part of something special.
Banking VS Consultancy – Thursday, 13th October 2016
During this panel discussion, employees from companies such as Bank of America Merrill Lynch and PwC will be battling it out over the old-age question: ‘Which is better – banking or consultancy?’ Following the discussion, a select few will be invited to network with the panel.
Mock Interview Sessions with PwC – Wednesday, 12th October 2016
Campus recruiters from PwC are hosting mock-interviews with members of the St Andrews Economics Society! These 30 minute mock-interviews will be completely 1:1, and offer an invaluable opportunity to practise your interview skills with a PwC recruiter.
Meet the Intern – Thursday, 29th September 2016
If you’re applying to internships this year, then be sure to come along to this event; you’ll be able to meet fellow students who have already been through the recruitment process and find out what it’s like to work at places like JP Morgan, Citi, and the British Government.
It is widely thought that the UK government has promoted deficit and debt reduction as key policies sinc
e 2010. But, how is the government doing? And what challenges will it face in the future? Is there any prospect of UK government finances being put on a sustainable footing? Our first visiting speaker of the year, Professor Philip Booth, will examine the topic of government debt in his talk entitled “Government debt since the financial crisis – is the government out of the woods?”
Welcome Social – Friday, 16th September 2016
Our big opening social of the year at Hotel du Vin is a fantastic opportunity to meet our new members and the committee.
Golf Social – Tuesday, 6th September 2016
We will meet at the driving range to hit around some balls before heading to the Jigger Inn for drinks. Clubs will be provided but members can also bring their own if they want to.