The Royal Economic Society organises a number of activities aimed wholly or largely at young economists, i.e., students in the latter stages of their secondary education.
The RES Annual Public Lecture, first established in 2001, aims to bring the best communicators in the economics profession into contact with a wide public and to show the importance of top-quality economic research. Aimed principally at sixth form students of Economics but of interest to all, the Annual Public Lectures have become an established part of the senior school calendar.
The Society launched their Young Economist of the Year essay competition in 2007. This prestigious essay writing competition invites students currently studying for A Levels and the International Baccalaureate to write on a major topic of current concern. The winner of the Young Economist of the Year receives £1,000, with runners-up each receiving £500. Results are announced in August each year and prizes presented at the RES Annual Public Lecture. Our partners in this competition are Tutor2U who have a great economics blog and ideas for supporting economics teaching - Tutor2U economics here.
The Society also supports and works alongside the Economics Network, which provides a wealth of resources for young economists, including the ‘Why Study Economics?’ resource. Read about the EN on Facebook
There are further resources for young economists in the Resources section of the RES website.