The Annual Conference aims to bring together economists from government, industry, higher education, the financial sector, and journalism. The conference is open to all those interested in analytical economics and policy problems; members of the Society are able to attend at reduced rates. The conference takes place near the Easter break and lasts three days. A selection of the papers presented at the conference forms the May issue of The Economic Journal in the following year. In addition, there are a number of special lectures during the conference as well as sessions devoted entirely to policy issues and special sessions for young economists to present the results of their research and exchange ideas with their peers. In recent years, displays of computer equipment and software have also been introduced.
The RES 2012 Annual Conference was held at the University of Cambridge, 26 to 28 March 2012. The keynote speakers were Elhanan Helpman, Harvard (EJ Lecture); Nancy Stokey, Chicago (Hahn Lecture) and Ariel Pakes, Harvard (Sargan Lecture).
Webcasts of Keynote addresses and selections of special sessions from recent RES Annual Conferences are available for downloading. There are also webcasts and related resources for recent Policy Lectures and Annual Public Lectures.
The 2013 Conference was held at Royal Holloway University of London, 3 to 5 April 2013. Full details
A conference programme is available.
Economic Journal Conference Volume 2013 - The Economic Journal Conference Volume is published once a year in May. The conference volume is edited by the main Editorial Board of The Economic Journal.
All PhD students who are members of the RES (regardless of their nationality) and are not in full time employment can apply to the Royal Economic Society for financial support to assist with conference attendance. This application is made after the conference via a claim form (2013 pdf available here). Applicants will also be required to supply original receipts to support the claim. The deadline for claims is 30th April 2013.
No guarantee can be given in advance about the level of support for individual applicants.
The RES distributes media briefings summarising new economic research findings presented at its annual conference and published in each issue of The Economic Journal Annual. Conference Reports/Overviews produced by conference rapporteurs, leading economics journalists attending conference, are also available here.
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