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. 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.                            

Filming the Society Lectures

The Royal Economic Society (RES) has invested in filming its popular lectures from 2012 onwards and has built up a library of webcasts which are freely available to view or use as a teaching resource.
The RES YouTube channel also hosts short video interviews and the latest films from the RES Conference and annual  RES public and policy lectures.  Follow @EJ_RES for alerts to new films.
Watch RES Webcasts        RES YouTube       

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    The Economic Journal

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    The Econometrics Journal


Royal Economic Society Easter training school

Applications are now open for the RES’s 29th residential Easter school, to be held from Monday 8 April - Wednesday 10 April 2019 on the University of... Read more

Winners of the young economist of the year 2018

We've had one of the largest responses ever to our young economist of the year competition with nearly 1300 applicants from schools across the... Read more

RES PhD meeting and Job Market 2018

Registration for our PhD meeting and job market 2018 is now open. Visit our Eventbrite page for more information and to reserve a space. Please... Read more

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RES Support

The Conference of Heads of University Departments of Economics (CHUDE) comprises Heads of Economics at universities in the UK. CHUDE 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. Its Chairperson is co-opted to the Society Executive Committee. More about CHUDE

The Royal Economic Society's Women's Committee 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. More

The RES Newsletter Online  Correspondence, discussion, features and obituaries, with archives from 2004.  Published quarterly by Editor Professor Peter Howells. Read the latest  RES NL here.

  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. Read more about the EN.

"By providing additional support to lecturers and students alike, [the Economics Network] plays an invaluable role in furthering the university study of economics.” - Sir Charles Bean, Past President of the RES and Former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England.

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 organises events and activities and provides financial and other resources to support the education, training and career development of economists. See the careers/education page for more detail.

Financial support

Grants/Fellowships for members

Competitions & Prizes



Postgraduate Economists/Junior Researchers

Academic Economists/Departments of Economics

Undergraduate Economists

Young Economists

Events & Conferences

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

See full Events list featuring Events and Workshops sponsored and funded by the RES and academic events organised by other organisations
See Conference Diary
for Calls for papers, workshops and Conference listings

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. More. 


The Royal Economic Society has over 4,000 individual members, of whom 60 per cent live outside the United Kingdom. Join the Society online and get free submission to The Economic Journal, immediate access to articles in The Economic Journal and The Econometrics Journal online, plus instant access to member-only areas of the website.

Read more about the benefits of RES membership

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