RES Main Activities

  • Young Economist of the Year Essay Competition
    This prestigious essay writing competition invites students currently studying for A Levels and the International Baccalaureate to write on a major current problem or topic of concern. The winner of the Young Economist of the Year wins £1,000, with runners-up each receiving £500.
  • Annual Public Lecture Series
    Aimed principally at sixth form students of Economics but of interest to all, the Annual Public Lectures have become an established part of the senior school calendar.
  • Policy Lecture Series
    The Policy Lecture series is an opportunity for leading economists to speak both to academics and to policy-makers and to others interested in the development of economic policy.
  • RES Training Schools
    RES Training Schools give young researchers the opportunity for study and discussion with two internationally renowned experts in specific topics, and to meet other young researchers.
  • PhD Meeting and Job Market
    The Meeting provides a service both for UK and European university economics departments who wish to recruit lecturers, and for PhD students seeking academic jobs in the UK or elsewhere in Europe.
  • RES Annual Conference
    The Annual Conference aims to bring together economists from government, industry, higher education, the financial sector, and journalism. The conference is open to all those interested in analytical economics and policy problems; members of the Society are able to attend at reduced rates. The conference takes place near the Easter break and lasts three days.
  • Publication of the Economic Journal
    The Economic Journal is one of the founding journals of modern economics. Over the past 120 years the journal has provided a platform for high quality and imaginative economic research.
  • Publication of the Econometrics Journal
    The Econometrics Journal is a general journal actively encouraging contributions from all areas of econometric research, whether applied, computational, methodological or theoretical contributions.
  • Media and communications
    The RES distributes Media Briefings summarising new economic research findings presented at its annual conference and published in each issue of The Economic Journal.
    The Conference of Heads of University Departments of Economics (CHUDE) aims to promote the study and teaching of economics in the United Kingdom. There are currently 98 institutions affiliated to CHUDE.
  • RES Women’s Committee
    The Royal Economic Society's Women's Committee was established in May 1996 to promote the role of women in the UK economics profession. Members of the committee are drawn from academia, business and the civil service.

Other activities

  • Projects & Grant schemes are supplied by the RES to its members in a variety of areas, including the Special Projecct Grant scheme for one-off activities such as workshops. Details of RES sponsored events are on the Events page and listed on the SPG page. For a summary of the financial support schemes available view here.
  • Support for the Economics Network
    The Economics Network provides publications, events and other resources to support university teachers of economics throughout the UK and worldwide.
  • RES Newsletter, including Conference Diary, Correspondence and Features.
  • Scholarly Editions & Publications:  Editions of the works of Ricardo, Malthus, Marshall, Edgeworth, and Keynes  are published by the RES. Discounts are available to Members of the Society. More details.

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