Postgraduate Meeting/Job Market

RES Postgraduate Presentation Meeting and Job Market

This annual meeting has grown to be a successful event, well supported by both students and recruiters.The meeting provides an opportunity for UK and European academic and non academic recruiters to interview potential candidates. These interviews are an important focus for the event. There are also opportunities for PhD students to present their work and to attend plenary sessions covering practical advice e.g. 'on getting published'. As well as two days of student presentations and poster sessions, participating institutions have the opportunity to arrange individual appointments with students. Students should note that attending the meetings does not guarantee them interviews: most institutions arrange these in advance. 

2015 RES PhD Meetings
In January each year, the RES organises two-days of PhD meetings in London. The 2015 meetings will take place at UCL on Friday 9th – Saturday 10th Jan.

Over the two days, there are:

  • Interviews between recruiters and job market candidates;
  • Presentations and poster sessions by PhD students;
  • Plenary sessions offering advice on getting published and securing a job; and
  • Opportunities to network.

The meetings are open both to current job market candidates and to PhD students who are planning to go on the job market. There is no charge for attending, but students must be members of the Royal Economic Society.
Student memberships begin at only £17 for 3 year online membership and include the opportunity to apply for RES financial grant schemes - read more about joining the RES.

A key aim of the meetings is to allow European recruiters to interview job market candidates nearer to home. Recruiters use the meetings in addition to or as well as the AEA meetings to meet with candidates. Interviews with recruiters are set up in advance of the meetings. Candidates will need to apply for advertised positions ;

Presentations/ poster sessions
Students can present their work in a presentation or poster session. Many recruiters are doing interviews not attending sessions, but students can perfect their (job market) presentation skills and get feedback from peers. This may be particularly helpful for students who are planning to go on the job market. Posters are set up in the refreshment area, so do tend to attract a lot of interest.

Plenary sessions
There will be plenary sessions on key aspects of academic life including 'How to Get Published', 'Negotiating the Job Market', and 'Teaching Economics'. There will also be invited talks by Professor Sir Richard Blundell (UCL) and RES President and former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, Sir Charles Bean.

Opportunities to network
There will be a drinks reception on Friday evening, following Sir Richard Blundell’s lecture.

Registration will open shortly here for PhD students.

If you are a recruiter interested in attending the 2015 RES PhD Meetings please contact the RES Office Manager , Amanda on

Past meetings:

2014 RES Postgraduate Presentation Meeting & Job Market took place on 10-11 January 2014 at University College London. The meetings included a keynote talk given by Professor Imran Rasul (UCL),followed by a drinks reception attended by the Government Economic Service, the Bank of England, the Institute for Fiscal Studies, the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, and Frontier Economics. 100+ PhD students from the UK, rest of Europe and the US presented their papers over the weekend and were available for formal and informal interviews. 2014 PhD Conference Programme

  2013 RES PhD Presentation Meeting Programme at Queen Mary, University of London.

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