RES Council

Current membership of RES Council

  • President (to AGM 2019):  Professor Lord Nick Stern
  • Past President (to AGM 2019): Professor Peter Neary
  • President elect (to AGM 2019): Professor Rachel Griffith
  • Vice-Presidents (Life): Lord Burns, Sir Partha Dasgupta,  Jeremy M Hardie, Sir David Hendry, Sir James Mirrlees, Professor John Moore, Sir Stephen Nickell, Professor Richard Portes, Penelope Rowlatt, Professor Amartya K Sen,  John Sutton, Sir John Vickers, Sir Richard Blundell, Professor John Beath, Sir Charles Bean, Mark Robson.
  • To hold office until AGM 2019: James Banks, Diane Coyle, Amrita Dhillon, Stephen Machin (EC), John Van Reenen, Silvana Tenreyro
  • To hold office until AGM 2020: Michele Belot, Wendy Carlin, Kevin O’Rourke, Robert Peston, Martin Weale, Frank Windmeijer(EC)
  • To hold office until AGM 2021: Christian Dustmann, Amelia Fletcher, Rafaella Giacomini, Beata Javorcik (EC), Paola Manzini, Tim Worrall
  • To hold office until AGM 2022: Hasan Bakhshi, Britt Grosskopf, Friederike Mengel, Mary S Morgan (EC), Martin Sandbu, Chris Wallace
  • To hold office until AGM 2023: Sascha O. Becker, Allesandra Guariglia, Michael McMahon, Rain Newton-Smith, Barbara Petrongolo, Imran Rasul (EC)
  • Honorary Treasurer: Susan Holloway

RES Council Members since 1974 (pdf)

RES Council Elections

The Royal Economic Society holds elections each year for members to serve on the Council. Six members are elected annually and serve for a period of five years. Members of the Society are reminded on an annual basis of their right as members to propose names to be considered for election to the RES Council. The formal procedure is that the Nominating Committee considers all such names and puts forward to Council a list for approval. This is then the subject of a ballot of all members of the Society. The successful candidates join Council after formal adoption at the following AGM. All members of the Society are eligible to vote. 

Nominations for RES Council and President

The Society's Nominations Committee has now met to consider all nominations for Council (2018-2023).

From these, the Nominations Committee put forward to Council a list of twelve names for the Council Elections. The successful candidates joined the Council after formal adoption at the AGM, held during the 2018 RES Annual Conference in Sussex.

The Presidential nomination was presented to the Council Meeting in December 2017. This too was ratified after formal adoption at the AGM in Sussex.

The President-Elect from 2019 will be decided at a later date.


1. The proposals are considered by the Council’s Nominating Committee which now meets yearly, to nominate names for President and to consider names for Council. Other names may be added to those already proposed by members. The Nominating Committee draws up a list of at least twice the number of vacancies.

2. The Nominating Committee consists of five members appointed by Council, plus the President ex-officio.

3. The Nominating Committee are asked to bear in mind the need to have on Council economists in different occupations and fields and based in different locations.

4. The recommendations of the Nominating Committee are passed to Council for consideration. The Council then approves the final list of names to go to a ballot of all members. This list is notified to the Executive Committee (trustees). The list of potential nominees are invited to take part in the election by providing a short biography.

5. A ballot of all members of the Society takes place with a short biography of each nominee and a voting process through the Society office before the Annual General meeting each year. Elections are held online using an emailed survey.

6. The results of the elections are reported to Council for adoption before presentation to the Annual General Meeting. Council members elected in the Council Election will serve from the following AGM for a period of 5 years.

Election of President. The next President of the Royal Economic Society is chosen by the elected members of the RES Council, after a nominations process in which all members are invited to make recommendations.

All members are invited to recommend possible candidates for nomination as President-elect of the Society to be considered by the Nominations Committee in September.

If you require further information, please contact the RES Office.

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