Conference Diary

The full Conference Diary listing can be found in the print version of the current RES Newsletter. Please contact us with details of conferences/workshops which may be of interest.

The following list is divided into two parts. The first contains events with 'live' calls for papers. The second part contains details of all events of which we have been notified, including also those with calls for papers.




17-18 December                                         Oxford
Call for papers

2nd Annual NuCamp Conference. The Nuffield College Centre for Applied Macro Policy (NuCamp) invites submissions in all areas of macroeconomics to its second conference to be held in Oxford 17-18 December 2018. Contributions are welcome from academics and policymakers working on any aspect of empirical or theoretical macroeconomics. We are particularly interested in submissions from the different generations of macroeconomists based in or visiting the UK.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 12th October. Please send submissions and expressions of interest in attending to There is no registration fee and we will cover the cost of meals and accommodation for participants. The conference organisers are Martin Ellison, Andrea Ferrero and Michael McMahon (all University of Oxford), who will finalise the programme by the end of October.

Further information:



14-22 September 2018                                  Moscow, Russia

In 2018, Russia will host the first International Economics Olympiad (IEO) – aimed at discovering talented future economists – and has invited the United Kingdom secondary school students to form a team and take part.

The IEO encourages interest in economics, finance and business among secondary school students around the world. The 2018 IEO will take place in Moscow, at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (

If you would like to send a team of students to the IEO, or become part of the team yourself, or would just like some more information, please contact the IEO steering committee at Further details can be found at

24-26 September                London

After a successful pilot last year, this short Executive Course launched by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research in collaboration with the University of Warwick returns on 24 to 26 September 2018 in London. It is aimed at trained economists who are seeking to produce forecasts for their organisations or need a better understanding of how to present forecasts to top management.

Guided by NIESR staff and by other recognised international experts in forecasting , by the end of the course participants will be able to produce simple model-based forecasts themselves, understand the sensitivity of forecasts to surprises, and be able to communicate the risks to senior stakeholders in business and government. Please find more information here.

27-28 September              Oxford, UK

4th Oxford – Federal Reserve Bank of New York Monetary Economics Conference.
We invite submissions to the joint Oxford-NY Fed Monetary Economics Conference, to be held at the University of Oxford from Thursday September 27 to Friday September 28, 2018. We will consider papers relating to all areas of monetary economics. Presenters will be offered accommodation and meals for the duration of the conference at Trinity College, Oxford. All participants are expected to cover their own travelling costs. At this stage, participation has been confirmed by Klaus Adam (University of Mannheim), Giancarlo Corsetti (University of Cambridge), Marco Bassetto (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago), Silvana Tenreyro (Bank of England and LSE) and Richard Barwell (BNP Paribas). 


11 October                                            London, UK

Statistics in finance and economics

The RES is exploring the formation of a new Special Interest Group (SIG) with the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) on the use of statistics in finance and economics.

The RES Secretary-General, Denise Osborn, will be chairing a discussion on this proposal on Thursday 11 October at 3.30pm at the RSS in London. Interested members are encouraged to attend. The meeting will discuss the case for a SIG and the practical arrangements. For information about registration please refer to the statslife event entry page.


8 November                                            The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH

The McWages project: Comparing real wages across countries and time

Real wages are a measure of the value of an hour of work measured in goods. Comparisons across countries are a natural measure of worker productivity and well being. Orley Ashenfelter's large scale project compares wage rates across countries and over time using the standardized work and products at McDonald's restaurants. Despite some growth in developing countries, real wage rates differ massively in rich and poor countries, and there are surprising gaps between American states as well.

Speaker: Professor Orley C. Ashenfelter FBA, Joseph Douglas Green 1895 Professor of Economics, Princeton University

FREE. Booking required

13 November                                         Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford

Institute of International Monetary Research Annual Monetary Conference, 2018

Did Milton Friedman matter to British economic policy? Does he still matter?

The Institute of International Monetary Research (IIMR) is holding its annual monetary conference on 13th November in Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, from 9:30am until 5:30pm.

Organised by Professor Tim Congdon and Dr Juan Castaneda, IIMR.

Confirmed participants: Geoffrey Wood, Forrest Capie, Duncan Needham, Tim Congdon, Philip Booth, Michael Oliver, John Greenwood, Charles Goodhart, Adam Ridley, Dimitri Tsomocos, Peter Jay, Victoria Bateman, Anthony Hotson and Steve Davies.

BY INVITATION ONLY. Please contact Gail Grimston should you wish to request an invitation (

The full programme with sessions and topics is available on our website.



13-15 February                         Melbourne, Australia

The Women in Economics Network (WEN), in partnership with RMIT University, is proud to host its second Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW) in Melbourne, Australia, on 13-15 February 2019.

The aim of AGEW is to foster a community of economic researchers who can collectively contribute to the high quality evidence base needed to guide the pursuit of more gender equitable outcomes in society.

This academic workshop and policy symposium event provides the opportunity for researchers and policy analysts to come together to share their research insights across of spectrum of topics related to gender equality, to provide constructive feedback on participants’ research papers, and to converse with policymakers about how to translate this knowledge into actionable strategies to tackle gender inequality.

Both men and women are invited to participate in AGEW, especially as WEN recognises that addressing gender inequalities requires a collaborative understanding and input from all members of society.

In addition to the workshop and policy symposium, AGEW will offer a Professional Development program. This comprises an Academic Career Development session designed to provide mentoring advice and guidance to early- and mid-career academics, and a Gender Lensing Masterclass aimed at equipping professional economists with the skills and insights to undertake a gender-sensitive evaluation of policy settings. Further information is available on the Program page.

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