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. The 2016 Conference will be held at the University of Sussex at Brighton 21-23 March 2016.  Call for Papers open - submissions close 11 October 2015.  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


PhD Meetings 8-9 January 2016 - Registration now open

Registration is now open for PhD students to attend the RES PhD Meetings 2016, 8-9 January at Westminster Business School, Marylebone... Read more

Festival of Economics at Bristol - special discounted tickets for RES members

The fourth Festival of Economics, programmed by Diane Coyle (Enlightenment Economics), again brings economists and other experts from around the world... Read more

Special Issue on Econometrics of Networks

Given the topicality and importance of the topic The Econometrics Journal intends to commission a Special Issue on Econometrics of Networks. 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.  Read more & View our public lectures
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.
View the video of the RES Policy Lecture 2015 by the Rt Hon George Osborne, MP.

The RES Postgraduate Presentation Meeting & Job Market is held each January at a London University for advanced postgraduate students and recruiting institutions. The next meeting is 8-9 January 2016 at Westminster Business School, London. View a short film about these meetings. Read more about our Postgraduate JobMarket meeting

Read 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

Workshops and Conferences are featured in RES 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 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. See the initiatives below or our Career and Education pages.

  • Annual Public Lectures for school students and the general public in November/December. Our next 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. STOP PRESS: TIckets for the London venue are fully allocated. Registration for the live interactive feed will be published in October.
  • 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. View a short film about these meetings here.
  • RES/ESRC  Postgraduate Training Schools in the Spring break, for advanced postgraduate students, teaching & research staff. The 2016 Easter School will be held at the University of Essex. Read more about these competitive and highly valued training schools.

  • Economics Network supported by the RES, provides publications, events, teaching courses and other resources to support university teachers of economics throughout the UK and worldwide.
    Employers survey, to improve understanding of the skills and knowledge economics graduates require to be effective in the workplace
    Now publishing
    The Economics Review with topical economics issues written specially for A-level students by subject experts.
  • Why Study Economics? and Studying Economics?  Economics Network websites providing advice, help and information for Economics students and potential undergraduates. 
  • Jobs in Economics listing PhD Studentship Listings and 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. View 2015 winning entries.
  • 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. Contact the RES Office. 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 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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