Newsletter Online July 2004

Issue no. 126

This provides links to selected items from issue no.126, July 2004. It is part of a continuing project to make available selected material from issues before no.156, January 2012.


The Secretary-General's Annual Report
The Secretary-General, Professor Richard Portes, presented the following report on the Society's activities to its Annual General Meeting, on 5th April during the 2004 Annual Conference at Swansea.

Conference Report
The Society's Annual Conference took place this year at the University of Swansea Swansea, April 5-7. This report on the event was contributed by David Warsh who was for many years economics columnist of The Boston Globe. He now writes weekly at

Gender Issues in Economic Research
The RES Committee on Women in Economics organised a special session at the RES 2004 Annual Conference illustrating the application of economics to a range of gender issues. This report was prepared by Ramya Sundaram, and Myrna Wooders, repectively the discussant and organiser, RES 2004 ‘Women in Economics’ Committee Session.


Letter from Germany: ‘In Profile’
In this year’s letter from Germany, Professor Ray Rees, Professor of Economics at the University of Munich, reports on his recent interview by a German magazine. As Ray says, the questions he was asked reveal a great deal about the way that UK attitudes to the EU are seen in continental Europe.

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