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THE BENEFITS OF RISKY SCIENCE: No news can be good news for scientific progress

Research by Professor Michael Mandler argues that scientific progress can accelerate when scientists are less than fully informed about the advances... More

ATTRACTING HIGH-PAYING JOBS TO A LOCAL ECONOMY BOOST WAGES FOR EVERYONE: New evidence from Germany of the potential of industrial policy

Attracting a high-paying industry to a region leads to higher wages across all industries in the local economy. That is the central message of... More

WAGE INEQUALITY IN SPAIN: New evidence of the impact of boom and bust in the housing market

Rises and falls in the demand for construction workers have had a big impact on earnings inequality in Spain, according to new research by Stéphane... More


Differences in the structure of social networks can have significant implications for people’s accumulation of human capital for themselves and their... More

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Media briefings are also distributed in connection with other RES events and activities, such as the Annual Public Lecture and the Policy Lecture series.


Webcasts of Keynote addresses and selections of special sessions from recent RES Annual Conferences are available for downloading. There are also webcasts and related resources for recent Policy Lectures and Annual Public Lectures.

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Media Briefings

The RES distributes media briefings summarising new economic research findings presented at its annual conference and published in each issue of The Economic Journal. Annual Conference Reports/Overviews produced by conference rapporteurs, leading economics journalists attending conference, are also available.

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Policy Lectures

In 2011, the Society initiated a Policy Lecture series. The inaugural lecture in this series was given by David Miles, External Member of the Monetary Policy Committee. Whereas the Annual Public Lecture series, which has run since 2001, is aimed largely at a sixth form secondary school audience, 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.

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Romesh Vaitilingam
RES Media Consultant