RES News July 2016

From The Office of the Secretary General, Royal Economic Society Office, 2 Dean Trench Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3HE

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Updating Membership Details

The Society increasingly uses online facilities via its website to inform and publicise its activities to members. Updating membership details can now be done directly, including your email address, by changing your profile details having registered on the website. Could we therefore please ask all RES members to ensure that you have a current email address registered to the RES website  Members joining or renewing online are automatically registered with login access to the RES website. Login is based on the email address and password you supplied in your membership application. Members who have joined by post will need to register online at

2016-17 Junior Fellowship Awards

This popular research grant scheme received 47 applications this year from 18 universities (Birkbeck, Birmingham, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Essex, Lancaster, Leicester, Loughborough, LSE, Manchester, Nottingham, Oxford, Reading, RHUL, Sheffield, Sussex, UCL and Warwick). Congratulations to the ten successful Junior Fellowship candidates for 2016-17 whose details can be seen on the JFS webpage

JF Award recipients are now also invited to both attend the RES Annual Conference and submit a research paper to the RES Conference Programme Chair for possible inclusion in an RES Junior Fellowship conference session.

The RES Annual Public Lecture 2016: "In Search of the Perfect Match- the economics of picking our partners and jobs" will be given by Professor Philipp Kircher (Edinburgh) at the Royal Institution London on 29th November 2016 and 30th November 2016 at the University of Manchester. Tickets will be available for application through the RES website in the autumn, with priority going as usual to school groups. Please see contact for full details and ticket applications.

Changes at the RES:

Mark Robson. The Society wishes to thank Mark Robson for his careful and level headed stewardship of the finances and governance of the Society as Honorary Treasurer from 2007 until the end of June 2016, working with Secretaries-general John Beath and Denise Osborn and Presidents Sir John Vickers, Sir Richard Blundell, Sir Charles Bean and Professor John Moore as well as the current President, Professor Andrew Chesher. We welcome as Honorary Treasurer from July 2016 to 2021 Susan Holloway, an experienced manager, economist and trained management accountant, who has held senior roles in the public and charity sectors as well as having worked in the private sector.

Donald Winch. The Society regrets to announce the resignation of Professor Donald Winch as Publications Secretary. His work on behalf of British scholarly publishing and the RES in particular has been extensive, thorough and irreplaceable. Donald took up the position in 1971, and served the Society in this role for an amazing 45 years. During that time he undertook much work in developing the RES Scholarly Editions ( and, in recent years, was heavily involved in discussions which resulted in the publication of the Society's 30 volume Collected Writings of John Maynard Keynes being transferred from Palgrave-Macmillan to Cambridge University Press and made available online. Although he retired from the University of Sussex many years ago, Donald continued to work for the Society until March this year. We thank Donald for his efforts and wish Donald and his wife Dolly well in his retirement.

Karen Mumford. The Society is also indebted to Karen Mumford, who stepped down as chair of the RES Women's Committee in March 2016 after serving for more than six years in that role. Under her guidance, the role of the Women's Committee expanded significantly, including the establishment of a triennial RES mentoring meeting, where junior women academics in UK economics meet and are mentored by senior women academics in related areas, and the Women's Committee "Special Session" has become an established part of the Annual Conference. Karen has also been a regular contributor to the Newsletter, keeping members in touch with the work of the Women's Committee.
The Society welcomes Silvana Tenreyro (LSE) as the new chair of the RES Women's Committee, who has previously chaired the Women in Economics Committee of the European Economic Association and is an elected member of the RES Council.

Professor Sir Charles Bean
ended his three year term as President at the AGM this year; during his three year term he has focused on the development of Council as a strategic and advisory body as well as increasing our outreach activities, including the Society’s investment in filming the Society’s Conference and streaming the public and policy lectures. He has been a great supporter of the Society and the Secretary General wishes to thank him on behalf of the Society Council and Executive Committee for his service and advice during his presidency.

The Annual General meeting of the Society was held during the RES Conference at University of Sussex on Tuesday 22nd March 2016.
The Secretary-General of the Society, Professor Denise Osborn presented her first report on the activities of the Society and the Honorary Treasurer, Mark Robson presented the Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2015, which were adopted. The Accounts and Trustee Annual Report including the Financial Review have been submitted to the Charities Commission and published to the Society website Both reports are also available on request from the RES Office (
The AGM ratified the decisions of the RES Council and Executive Committee that, with effect from April 2016, the Society should have a 'triumvirate' of Presidents, namely President-Elect, President and (Immediate) Past-President, each of whom would act for one year in each position. Thus, each would serve for a total period of three years, attending Executive Committee and Council meetings and undertaking other duties for the Society throughout this period.
The following were therefore ratified:
Professor John Moore to serve another year as Past President until AGM 2017;
Professor Andrew Chesher of University College London to serve as President from 2016-2017
Professor Peter Neary (Oxford) as President-elect, to take up the post of President from

After ratification by the AGM, the Society is pleased to welcome the following as members of the RES Council from April 2016 until 2021: Professor Christian Dustmann (UCL), Professor Amelia Fletcher (UEA), Professor Rafaella Giacomini (UCL), Professor Beata Javorcick (Oxford), Professor Paola Manzini (St Andrews) and Professor Tim Worrall (Edinburgh). Professor Javorcick will also elected by Council to represent them on the Executive Committee.

Nominations and Election for RES Council
Nominations for the next cohort of the RES Council (to serve 2017-2022) have been received and reviewed by the Nominations Committee. New members of Council will be elected through an online ballot of all RES members to take place in the early part of 2017 in order to maximise the opportunity for all our members to choose the elected members of Council.
The election results will be ratified at the AGM in 2017 after which the new members will take their places on the RES Council. For a full list of members of the RES Council please see the RES webpage or contact the RES office.

Nominations for RES President

All Members are now invited to offer nominations for the next President (for a three year term from April 2017-2020 as President-elect, President and Past President) to be considered by the Nominations Committee in September 2016, who will report to the RES Council later this year. The President-elect will then be ratified at the next AGM in March 2017. Nominations should be made with your membership number, together with brief C.V. and contact details for the nominee, to the Secretary-General at the RES office,

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