Society honour for professor
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.