Welcome to the Royal Economic Society

The Royal Economic Society is one of the oldest and most prestigious economic associations in the world. It is a learned society, founded in 1890 to promote the study of economic science. Now celebrating its 125th year, the Society publishes The Economic Journal and The Econometrics Journal; holds its Annual Conference, a major international gathering of academic economists;  engages with the media and with the policy communities;and supports education, training and career development of economists 
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The Royal Economic Society provides financial and other sources of support to a wide range of economists, including: young economists, undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students, and academic economists and their university departments. Support includes the award of grants and prizes, public and policy lectures and RES Training Schools and PhD Meetings and Job Market. 
Visit our Career and Education section to find out more   
List of RES support.                            

RES Annual Conference 

All those in the economics community are welcomed to join us at the Society's Annual Conference, with discounted prices for RES Members and financial assistance for PhD presenters. The 2016 Conference will be held at the University of Sussex at Brighton 21-23 March 2016.  Read more.

"What is the RES Conference" by Sir Richard Blundell
 Read more on the RES Conference here 

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    The Economic Journal

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    The Econometrics Journal

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    Royal Economic Society Annual Conference


DOES STARBUCKS PAY ENOUGH TAX? View the RES Annual Public Lecture here.

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Treasurer for Royal Economic Society

The Royal Economic Society invites expressions of interest for the position of Honorary Treasurer, to succeed Mark Robson in mid-2016. The Honorary... Read more

PhD Meetings & Jobmarket 8-9 Jan 2016 - Recruiters book your interview space now

The RES PhD Meetings take place on 8-9 Jan 2016 and are open both to current job market candidates and to PhD students who are planning to go on the... Read more

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 The RES organises, supports and films a variety of events throughout the year.   

  View our library of Webcasts  on the RES YouTube channel. 

View the latest RES News and Events

RES Annual Public Lectures bring the best communicators in the economics profession into contact with a wide public to show the importance of top-quality economic research. They take place in London and different regional venues each November.

RES Policy Lectures are an opportunity for leading economists to speak both to academics and to policy-makers and others interested in the development of economic policy.

The RES Newsletter Online links different sections of the RES website. Correspondence, discussion, features and obituaries are published quarterly by Editor Professor Peter Howells. Online archive available.  Current Newsletter Features here

RES supported Workshops and Conferences are featured in RES Events and others in the Conference Diary. 

Competitions and Prizes: We offer four annual Journal prizes and the students essay competition as well as  prizes and competitions from other organisations which may be of interest to our members.

 The Economics Network(EN), is a UK national  resource for
 the  study and teaching of economics, supported both by the
 RES and UK Universities through CHUDE. It provides economics teaching research, conferences, newsletters and professional teaching workshops. 

Read more about the EN.
Take a look at the EN/RES websites for students Why Study Economics?  and  Studying Economics? 

View the latest RES News and Events  

Media / Policy

The RES promotes media coverage of its events/activities

and distributes media briefings summarising new economic

research findings presented at the RES annual conference or

published in The Economic Journal. An archive library of briefings

on research from 1996 to the current date is also available.

Latest Media briefings from the RES 


Education and Training

The Royal Economic Society provides financial and other sources of support to assist in the further study of Economics. Take a look at the links below or see what we provide through the  Career and Education pages.

  • Annual Public Lectures for school students and the general public in November/December. The 2015 Annual Public Lecture will be given by Professor Rachel Griffith CBE in London on 24 November 2015 and at the University of Manchester on 3 December.  Register to participate online here.
  • Postgraduate Meeting and Job Market each January, for advanced postgraduate students and recruiting institutions The next meeting is 8-9 January 2016 at Westminster Business School, London.

  • RES/ESRC  Postgraduate Training Schools in the Spring break, competitive research based training for advanced postgraduate students, teaching & research staff.   "Perspectives on Microeconometric Analysis of Public Policy" will be held on 10-13 April, 2016 at the University of Essex with lectures by Professor Charles F. Manski (Northwestern University) and Professor Kenneth I. Wolpin (Rice University and Penn University).

  • RES Jobs in Economics listing the latest PhD Studentship Listings, Careers resources/advice and Vacancies.
  • Resources/Sources of Funding: RES supports research in Economics through a variety of Grants and Fellowships. We also list other sources of funding from external sources.
  • The Young Economist of the Year essay competition for sixth form A level & IB students. This popular annual competition opens in January each year.
  • RES Support for Members:  Grants for Conferences, Small Academic expenses, Visiting Lecturers, Junior (Research) Fellowships, competitions and prizes and other resources for postgraduate members, academic researchers and their University departments.
  • Resources: Sources of economic data including teaching resources
  • Newsletter: Now online and searchable, a vehicle for the dissemination of news and comment of interest to the economics community
  • Scholarly Editions  An RES library including works by Keynes, Ricardo, Malthus, Marshall, and Edgeworth, with discounted prices on its publications to RES members.
  • The RES Economists' Papers, 1750-2000; A Guide to Archive and other Manuscript Sources for the History of British and Irish Economic Thought? Free to download and consult here.

RES Members only offers

  • Digital editions of  all The Collected Writings of John Maynard Keynes free to download online.
  • 35% off all Wiley books, contact the RES Office with your membership number.

RES Women's Committee

The Royal Economic Society's Women's Committee established in May 1996 now aims to identify the current position of women economists in academic departments and in business; to monitor changes in the position of women and to make this data widely available; to support women throughout the economics profession through the establishment of networks and to increase contacts of women in similar situations. It aims to identify the underlying causes of the under-representation of women in economics, and seeks to change or affect them. The Committee commissions a report every two years to investigate the gender balance within UK economics.

Find out more about the Women's Committee
View Women's Committee Reports & Publications
Read the RES Women's Committee Gender Balance of Academic Economics Survey


The Conference of Heads of University Departments of Economics (CHUDE) comprises Heads of Economics at universities in the UK and was set up by the RES in 1987 to further the promotion and teaching of economics and more generally to maintain the significance and importance of Economics in the UK.
Bi-annual meetings offer a forum for discussion of issues of interest with government and public sector economists and a vehicle for widening engagement with Economics among schools, colleges and business.
CHUDE often acts as the lead for the RES in providing feedback on official consultations, such as the Open Access proposals following the Finch Report; its Chairperson is co-opted to the Society Executive Committee.
                                                                                                  Read more about CHUDE

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