The Royal Economic Society organises events and activities and provides financial and other resources to support the education, training and career development of economists.
The Society supports the Economics Network, which provides a wealth of resources to undergraduate Economics students. Check out both www.whystudyeconomics.ac.uk and www.studyingeconomics.ac.uk/, for advice, help and information for current and prospective Economics undergraduates. You will also find helpful guidance on careers for Economics graduates.
The Society supports economics research and teaching in higher education. Research is supported through; the publication of the Economic Journal and of the Econometrics Journal; the RES Annual Conference; and through a variety of funding schemes and other activities. Academics and their departments are also supported through CHUDE and the RES Women’s Committee.
The principal activities of the Society aimed at young economists in the latter stages of secondary school are the Young Economist of the Year competition, a prestigious essay writing competition, and the RES Annual Public Lecture, through which some of the very best communicators in the economics profession demonstrate the importance of top-quality economics research.
The Society also supports the Economics Network, (EN) which provides resources for young economists, including the ‘Why Study Economics? resource. On the EN site they would like you to' find a wonderful story, a story of your economics experience, from first year module choices, through to your dissertation and perhaps, even to further study. We want to spread our passion and to make you excited whenever you hear the word ‘economics'.' Read more about what the EN say about themselves . Latest EN Newsletter.
The Society provides a wide variety of support to PhD students and other postgraduate economists, including: the RES Junior Fellowship Scheme, RES Training Schools and the RES Presentation Meeting and Job Market.
There are further resources for postgraduate economists in other sections of the RES website including job listings and sources of economic data.
Student membership is available to new members only who are registered as full-time students and includes subscriptions to the Economic Journal and Econometrics Journal as well as many other benefits. The discounted student rate is available for 3 years, and we are now offering a reduced online-only rate.
The Society has a number of links with professional economists working outside the more narrowly-defined academic community. Many Society activities are intended to be of interest and benefit to professional economists and others, including: the Public Lecture and the Policy Lecture series, the PhD Meeting and Job Market, the Annual Conference, the Journal publications, Media Briefings, online webcasts and other web-based resources.