The 2014 Annual Conference of the Royal Economic Society will be held at The University of Manchester from Mon 7th April to Wed 9th April 2014.
Thanks to its crucial role in the Industrial Revolution, the city of Manchester has been called the world’s first modern city. It was at the heart of industrialisation of the textile industry but also played host to Friedrich Engels during his formative years; as such, it can lay claim to having influenced the roots of capitalism and communism! The city has undergone numerous social and economic changes since then and continues to enjoy a central role in British cultural life, hosting numerous museums, art galleries, theatres and, of course, football clubs. It also offers a unique geographical position, perched between the Lake District in the North, and Peak District in the East and Wales to the West. For all these reasons, it is easily reached by air (Manchester Airport is a short distance away and offers direct access to European and other international flights), and by direct trains from around the country (including London).
The University of Manchester can be traced back to 1824 and has hosted 25 Nobel Laureates, including three in Economics (Arthur Lewis, John Hicks and Joseph Stiglitz). It is located in the centre of the City, offering excellent access to accommodation, dining and cultural activities.
Authors of papers accepted for presentation at the RES Conference will be entitled to submit their papers (at the end of the conference) for possible publication in the Conference issue of the Economic Journal. The Conference issue is edited to the same standards as regular issues of the Economic Journal. Promising papers not ready for publication in the Conference issue may be invited to resubmit for a later Economic Journal issue using the same referees and reports from the Conference issue. Please send any questions about this to the Programme Chair.
It is possible for a paper to be presented by a co-author of the person who initially submitted the paper to the conference programme. When the presenting author registers he/she should have the paper id (from the acceptance email for the paper) available, as this information is required during the registration process. However, in such a case the submitting author’s Webmeets IDENT number should not be given during registration, as this is personal to the submitter.
Monday evening reception at the National Football Museum. Drinks, canapes and interactive fun for everyone (not just football fans).
Tuesday evening reception and conference dinner at the Palace Hotel, one of Manchester's iconic Victorian landmark buildings.
The Programme Chair is Oriana Bandiera (LSE, Res.Conference.firstname.lastname@example.org) and the Deputy Programme Chair is Ethan Ilzetzki (LSE); the Local Organiser is Denise Osborn (Manchester) who can be contacted at RES2014@manchester.ac.uk.
Registration is now open.
Book your accommodation needs here.
The draft programme is available here.
Details on financial support for PhD students can be found here.
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