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   
List of RES support.                            

RES Annual Conference 

The 2014 Annual Conference of the Royal Economic Society will be held at The University of Manchester from Mon 7th April to Wed 9th April 2014.  Keynote Speakers will be David Autor (MIT), Sendhil Mullainathan (Harvard); Hélène Rey (LBS). Register to watch Keynote & Plenaries Live.
List of All Sessions   Read more about the RES Conference
"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


RES Conference Sessions - Watch on RES Live!

Sessions from the recent RES 2014 Annual Conference at Manchester, with accompanying papers and presentation slides are now available through our RES... Read more

New EJ Submission Statistics

The median turnaround for EJ papers is under 2 months for all submissions and 3 months for papers sent to referees. Papers with over 6 months... Read more

Financial Assistance for PhD Student members attending the RES Conference

Postgraduate student members of the Society should be aware that the Society endeavours to provide some financial assistance to support their... Read more

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RES Supported Events & Competitions


 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 this year we are trialling streaming lectures to our members across the world to allow them to watch and comment live.

Royal Economic Society Live! This is a new channel for all the sessions being streamed live from the RES Annual Conference. By registering to the site you can sign up to 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 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. This year, Vince Cable spoke on The Shape of the Economic Recovery at the Bank of England.  Read More & View 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.  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 sponsored Workshops and Conferences are in Events page 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? 

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.           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:

 Scholarly Editions  An RES library including works by Keynes, Ricardo, Malthus, Marshall, and Edgeworth, with discounted prices on its publications to RES members.

  • RES Members only offer - Digital editions of The Collected Writings of John Maynard Keynes free to download online.   How to order here or Members via the RES Administrator. 

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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