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TRANSLATING BOOKS: New evidence on the global diffusion of knowledge

Developing countries, which stand to benefit most from foreign knowledge, are the least able to access it. That's one of the findings of new research... More

INFLATION TARGETING AND FISCAL RULES: New evidence on what makes an effective macroeconomic policy mix

The macroeconomic policy framework – inflation targeting, fiscal rules and perhaps other institutional arrangements – should be thought of in a... More

POOLING RESOURCES IN FAMILY NETWORKS: New evidence from Mexico of the positive impact on investment in children’s education

Analysis of the impact of an anti-poverty policy that provided conditional cash transfers to poor households in Mexican villages reveals the benefits... More

THE SOVIET ECONOMIC COLLAPSE: New evidence of the potentially harmful consequences of state break-up

The dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 was one of the largest instances of state break-up in history – and it led to very large losses of... 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