In 2011, the Society initiated a Policy Lecture series. 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 intended as an opportunity for leading economists to speak to academics, policymakers and others interested in the development of economic policy. The events are open to the public and media are often in attendance.
2014 RES Policy Lectures:
The second RES Policy lecture speaker will be The Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Rt Hon George Osborne MP. The RES is offering the opportunity for members to register to join the remote audience at this lecture through Wavecast Pro. Wavecast Pro delivers live interactive video broadcasts to standard desktops, tablets and mobile browsers allowing external audiences to join in the event via digital media. Details will be sent to RES members shortly. PLEASE NOTE: the date for this lecture has to be re-arranged (not 4 November). Members will be contacted once the date is confirmed.
The first 2014 Policy Lecture was given by Rt Hon Vince Cable, UK Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills. Mr Cable talked on the subject of ‘The shape of the Economic recovery' on Monday 27th January 2014 at the Bank of England Conference Centre.
The Cable Policy Lecture was streamed live using Wavecast Pro via this website and you can now view the lecture online here. The RES has invested in this technology as part of its aim to promote the study of economic science and encourage the exchange of ideas.
Previous Policy Lectures
2012 RES Policy Lecture
Professor Nick Crafts, the leading economic historian (University of Warwick and member of the RES Council and Executive) spoke on Returning to Growth: Lessons from History on Wednesday 17th October 2012 at the Bloomsbury Theatre, UCL, London. View Webcast of Nick Crafts' Policy Lecture 2012.
Samuel Brittain, Financial Times article on Professor Craft's paper.
2011 RES Policy Lecture
David Miles, External Member of the Monetary Policy Committee, reviewed what can be learned from past asset purchases and what that implies about the impact of more asset purchases now. Visit the Bank of England for a full report or download a pdf (complete with graphs and charts).