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Instead of worrying about unemployment as the main challenge for modern labour markets, we should consider more carefully the problems of mismatch of... More

CHILDREN DO NOT BEHAVE LIKE ADULTS: New evidence on gender gaps in performance and risk-taking from TV game shows

While pre-teen girls and boys are equally willing to take risks in high-stakes situations, adult women have less of an appetite for risk than men. But... More

THE INTERGENERATIONAL WELFARE STATE: New thinking on a social compact to encourage greater investment in education

A new social compact can drive higher investments in human capital for the benefit of society as a whole without any generation needing to sacrifice.... More

RANDOMISED POLICY EXPERIMENTS: How to avoid biased predictions from how subjects are allocated into treatment and control groups

Even credible and explicit procedures for allocating people into ‘treatment’ and ‘control’ groups in randomised policy experiments do not guarantee an... 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