About the Conference

Richard Blundell, RES President 2010-2013, introduces the RES Annual Conference

Past Conferences

The 2014 Annual Conference of the Royal Economic Society was held at The University of Manchester from Mon 7th April to Wed 9th April 2014. Full details

Videos from RES2014 in Manchester now available

Click HERE to see all the keynote lectures from RES2014, as well as a selection of others covering economic development in Africa, economic issues surrounding financial FairPlay in football, the Scottish independence debate, inequality in education in the UK and the latest econometric developments in the use of large dimensional models. You can also find details about the speakers and copies of their slides.

View details of other past conferences.


The RES YouTube Channel hosts short video interviews and webcasts of RES Lectures from 2012 onwards. Follow @EJ_RES for alerts to new video content.

Webcasts pre 2012 are available on the RES website.

View Webcasts

Royal Economic Society Live!

The RES Live! page contains information on speakers and topics being filmed and streamed live online at RES 2014 Conference sessions. As well as watching your chosen sessions on your mobile, laptop or pc, there is a library of film and papers to download and you can post comments directly on each session page.

Visit RES Live!

2015 Annual Conference

The 2015 Annual Conference of the Royal Economic Society will be held at The University of Manchester from Mon 30th March to Wed 1st April 2015. Full details

Some videos from RES2014 in Manchester now available from HERE.

Inaugural Symposium of Junior Researchers

The Inaugural Symposium of Junior Researchers will take place on Thu 2nd April 2015 at The University of Manchester. It will bring together students at all stages of their theses and foster discussion and dissemination of doctoral research in all areas of economics. Participation of non-presenting doctoral students is strongly encouraged. Further information and guidelines

Financial Assistance for PhD Students

All PhD students who are members of the Royal Economic Society (regardless of their nationality) and are not in full time employment can apply to the RES for financial support to assist with conference attendance. This application is made via the attached claim form. Applicants will also be required to supply receipts to support the claim. More information

No guarantee can be given about the level of support for individual applicants.

Media Briefings

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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Conference Programme

The conference programme is now available.

Information for Delegates

See General Information for details about attending the Conference, and Our Manchester for highlights of places to visit.

Register for the Conference

Registration is now closed. Full details


Book accommodation through our partner Visit Manchester.

PhD Student Support

Details on financial support for PhD students can be found here.

Claim form for PhD financial support can be found here.


The Programme Chair (James Banks, Manchester) and the Local Organiser (Ralf Becker, Manchester) can be contacted on RES.conference.2015

If you are a publisher interested in promotional opportunities at RES events, then please contact the RES Conference & Events Assistant Alice Beckett at res.conference2015

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University of Manchester
Monday 30 March to Wednesday 1 April 2015