The Royal Economic Society is one of the oldest and most prestigious economic associations in the world.

As a learned society, the principal aim of the Society is “to promote the study of economic science.”  We invite anyone who shares our aims and objectives to join the Royal Economic Society and benefit from our all our resources and activities. We have over 3500 members across the world studying, working and with an interest in economics.

You are invited to Join the Society for free submission to The Economic Journal, online access to The Econometrics Journal and immediate access to member-only areas of the website when you log in to the site.


Non-members are welcome to browse most areas of this site, however we encourage you to take the opportunity to join the RES to get the full benefit of membership of our learned Society (which was established in 1890 to promote the study and application of economics).

Applying for Membership

Apply for membership by joining the Royal Economic Society online through our secure site (operated by Wiley Blackwell) using a credit card, cheque or bank transfer.
Please note that having paid for membership/subscription you will receive an automated confirmation email and you should then receive a membership number within 48 hours, which can act as a receipt. If you have any difficulties, please contact the membership services team on or at the telephone numbers below.

If you prefer not to use our secure online service please arrange your payment via our membership team by telephone or email to

Telephone numbers for international Wiley departments where you can join the Society with a credit card are given below in Contact Us.

To access the Members-only areas of this site: please login at the top right hand of the screen with your registered e-mail address and password.  You can then directly alter contact and address details through My Profile.
Members joining or renewing online - you are automatically registered with login access to the RES website. Login is based on the email address and password you supplied in your membership application.

Members joining or renewing by post - you need to register on this RES site in order to be able to have login access to the site. If you attempt to register but receive the message that your email address is already registered please use the forgotten password facility which will allow you to reset your password for the email address.If you have not yet registered on the website, please Register here.

Contact us

If you wish to Renew or cancel your membership,or if you experience any problems please go directly to Membership Services (at Wiley UK) on 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
Tel: +44 (0)1865 778171 who will be able to assist you,

or if you prefer you can contact the RES Office during office hours on
Tel: +44 1334 462479.

Telephone numbers for international Wiley departments (where you can request a manual application form or join the Society with a credit card) are:

Americas Tel: +1 781 388 8599  Tel (toll free): +1 800 835 6770
Europe (inc UK), Middle East and Africa Tel: +44 (0)1865 778171
Asia Pacific Tel: +65 6511 8100

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