So­ci­ety hon­our for pro­fes­sor

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tHe head of Aber­tay univer­sity’s Dundee Busi­ness School has been pre­sented with the Scot­tish eco­nomic So­ci­ety’s medal of hon­our.

Pro­fes­sor Gavin Reid re­ceived the hon­our for his “con­tri­bu­tions to eco­nom­ics in Scot­land” and was awarded the prize dur­ing a cer­e­mony at Aber­tay.

So­ci­ety pres­i­dent Pro­fes­sor Matthias Klaes trav­elled to Dundee to per­son­ally present the medal.

He said:“Pro­fes­sor Reid has been ac­tive in the so­ci­ety over many years and in a num­ber of sig­nif­i­cant roles.

“He has served on the ed­i­to­rial board of the so­ci­ety’s learned jour­nal, the Scot­tish Jour­nal of Po­lit­i­cal economy, which for more than 60 years now has been an in­ter­na­tion­ally recog­nised plat­form for eco­nomic re­search in Scot­land.

“As a mem­ber of coun­cil he has helped shape the for­tunes of the so­ci­ety for 12 years.

“As pres­i­dent of the so­ci­ety, he has of­fered vi­sion and lead­er­ship.

“All these du­ties he per­formed in an hon­orary ca­pac­ity and along­side his many aca­demic obli­ga­tions as pro­fes­sor of eco­nom­ics, head of an in­flu­en­tial re­search cen­tre at the univer­sity of St An­drews, and widerang­ing pol­icy work.”

Pro­fes­sor Reid said it was a “priv­i­lege” to re­ceive such recog­ni­tion.

He be­gan at­tend­ing the so­ci­ety’s an­nual con­fer­ence in the 1970s and by the 1980s was run­ning the event.

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