About the Conference

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

Past Conferences

The 2013 Conference was held at Royal Holloway University of London, 3 to 5 April 2013. Keynote lectures were given by Raquel Fernandez (New York University), Matthew Jackson (Stanford), Charles Manski (Northwestern) and Richard Blundell (UCL).

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. 

View details of the 2013 Conference and 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.

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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.

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2014 Annual Conference

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

New 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.

Financial Assistance for PhD Students

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. Applicants will also be required to supply original receipts to support the claim. More information will be available later in the year.

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

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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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Information for Delegates

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


The 2014 Conference programme is available here.


Book your accommodation needs here.

PhD Student Support

Claim forms and details on financial support for PhD students can be found here.


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