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 

The 2015 Annual Conference of the Royal Economic Society was held at The University of Manchester from Mon 30th March to Wed 1st April 2015. Read more on the Special Anniversary sessions and Keynote speakers: Pierre-André Chiappori (Columbia); Michael Keane (Oxford) ; Philippe Aghion (Harvard) and Sir Charles Bean (LSE). Full details on the RES Conference here 
"What is the RES Conference" by Sir Richard Blundell

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    The Economic Journal

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    The Econometrics Journal

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    Royal Economic Society Annual Conference


Regret Theory: Looking Back, Looking Forward

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Taxes, Saving and Inequality

How do we design tax systems that are robust to time consistency? An EJ special anniversary session started from Tony Atkinson and Agnar Sandmo’s... Read more

Prize Winning Videos Now Available

Managing Risk in Financial Markets Unified treatment of Estimation Problems Prize Winning Videos Now Available. Managing Risk in Financial... Read more

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 The RES organises and supports a variety of events throughout the year, many of which are filmed.

View our library of Webcasts  on the RES YouTube channel. 

Latest RES News and Events

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 fourth RES Policy lecture speaker was The Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Rt Hon George Osborne MP on Wednesday 14 January, 2015. View the video and read the text of the George Osborne RES 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.  Read more & View our public lectures

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. Read more about our Postgraduate JobMarket meeting

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. 

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

View all 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 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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