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, the Society publishes The Economic Journal and The Econometrics Journal; engages with the media and with the policy communities;and supports education, training and career development of economists and holds the RES Annual Conference, a major international gathering of academic 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   
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RES Annual Conference 

The 2015 Annual Conference of the Royal Economic Society will be held at The University of Manchester from Mon 30th March to Wed 1st April 2015. Keynote speakers: Pierre-André Chiappori (Columbia); Michael Keane (Oxford) ; Philippe Aghion (Harvard) and Sir Charles Bean (LSE). Reduced registration fees for members.
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Womens Economic Network "Eurocrisis" talk Vicky Pryce 12 Jan 2015

The Women’s Economic Network (WEN) are hosting “Greekonomics: The Euro crisis and why politicians don't get it” on Monday 12 January at 5.30pm at the... Read more

Chancellor George Osborne Policy Lecture NEW Date 14 January 2015

The RES Policy Lecture series is intended as an opportunity for leading economists to speak to academics, policymakers and others interested in the... Read more

RES Easter Training School nominations 12 January 2015

The Easter Training Schools are intended primarily for advanced postgraduate students doing doctoral research but are also open to members of the... Read more

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 The RES organises and supports a variety of events throughout the year.      Many of our own events are filmed and are available as Webcasts and on the RES YouTube channel and in 2013-2014 we are trialling streaming lectures to our members across the world to allow them to watch and comment live.
Latest RES News and Events

Royal Economic Society Live! This is a new channel for all the sessions being streamed live from the RES Annual Conference. Here you can watch live and participate remotely in a select number of sessions as well as accessing a library of papers, information on speakers and their topics. Take a look at what's on RES Live! here.

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.
2014 Policy Lecture: Vince Cable spoke on The Shape of the Economic Recovery at the Bank of England.  Read more & View Cable Policy lecture here

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. Tim Harford talked to a live and international remote audience about Macroeconomics last year. Stephanie Flanders will provide the RES 2014 lecture on 25 & 26 November.  Read more & View here.

The RES Newsletter Online links different sections of the RES website. Every member receives the print edition and regular content such as correspondence, discussion, features and obituaries are available from the online archive of previous issues. Current Newsletter Features here

The RES PhD Presentation Meeting & Job Market is held annually at a London University over a weekend in January to provide a service both for UK and European university economics departments recruiting lecturers, and for PhD students seeking academic jobs. More details here.

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

Prizes: We offer four annual Journal prizes and the students essay competition as well as other prizes and competitions 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 resources
 to  support  students and university teachers of  economics  throughout the UK as well as newsletters, hosting websites, events and professional teaching workshops. 
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The EN & RES also provide the popular economics students websites Why Study Economics?  and  Studying Economics? 

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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.

View 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 through initiatives such as

Have you seen 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 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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