The governing body of the Society is the Executive Committee, which consists of:
President-Elect or Immediate Past President,
Editors (up to three),
Secretaries (currently two)
and at least five Councillors who are not Officers.
Other members may be co-opted by the Council, and currently the Conference Committee Secretary, the Chairman of CHUDE (Conference of Heads of University Departments of Economics) and the Chairperson of the Women's Committee have been so co-opted. The Executive Committee is responsible for the formulation and execution of the Society's policy, and for the coordination of the activities of all of its Officers.
The Council of the Society has a supervisory and advisory role. It meets at least once a year and consists of: President, President-Elect or Immediate Past President, Treasurer, Secretaries and thirty elected Councillors (of whom at least five are appointed to the Executive Committee).
The Royal Economic Society is a registered charity No. 231508 & a charity registered in Scotland: No. SCO43245. VAT Registration: 214168584.
President: Charles Bean was elected President of the Royal Economic Society 2013-2015 at the 2012 AGM. Richard Blundell becomes the Past President until April 2014 and in 2014 a President-elect will be nominated. List of Past Presidents.
The Annual General Meeting usually takes place during the RES Annual Conference. All members of the Society are invited to attend and notice of business is mailed to them in advance of the meeting. An annual report is presented by the Secretary-General and the audited Annual Accounts are provided. The formal election of the new members of Council and, where appropriate, the President takes place.
Annual General Meeting 2013
The Annual General Meeting of the Society was held during the RES Conference at Royal Holloway, University of London on Thursday 4 April at 6.30pm. Notice of business and minutes of the Royal Economic Society 2013 AGM can be found here (separate pdf including 2012 AGM Minutes).
The Office of the Royal Economic Society is based with the Secretary-General, currently John Beath, Professor Emeritus of the University of St Andrews. The full address can be found in the Contact Us section.
If you have any queries about the Society, please feel free to contact the Society Administrator, Mrs Amanda Wilman on firstname.lastname@example.org