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 an opportunity for leading economists to speak both to academics and to policy-makers and to others interested in the development of economic policy. Streaming lectures to our members across the world to allow them to watch and comment live is a new investment being trialled by the RES in 2014 (see below).
2014 RES Policy Lecture: The first speaker for 2014 was 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 at the Bank of England Conference Centre.
The RES hopes that as many of our members as possible will participate in our lectures and provide questions to the speaker via the social media feed. The Cable Policy Lecture was streamed live via this website and you can now view the lecture online by registering 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. To watch the video you need to register at this link http://live.wavecast.co/publicpolicy/live-feed/. If you have any queries please contact email@example.com.
Previous Policy Lectures
2012 RES Policy Lecture
Returning to Growth: Lessons from History was given by Professor Nick Crafts (University of Warwick and member of the RES Council and Executive) on Wednesday 17th October 2012 at the Bloomsbury Theatre, UCL, London. 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).