RES PhD Meetings

Annually, the RES organises two-days of Postgraduate meetings in London, which provides opportunities for interviews to take place between job market candidates and recruiting institutions.

The Postgraduate Meetings also has an academic programme, where research presentations and plenary sessions take place, which provides advice on navigating the job market and other early-career challenges for economists.

See clip below for feedback from previous delegates and Sir Richard Blundell, CBE, FBA.

The meetings are open both to current job market candidates and to PhD students who are planning to go on the job market. 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. 

Over the two days, there are:

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

There is no charge for attending, but students must be members of the Royal Economic Society. Click here to join. To attend or submit a paper please click on the relevant links found below.

RES PhD Meetings 2017/18

Date: 19 - 20 December 2017
Venue: Westminster Business School 


Registration for the 2017/18 RES PhD Meetings is now open. To register please use the link here

Event Times:

Tuesday 19 December – 10:00 – 18:30. With drinks reception to follow.
Wednesday 20 December – 9:15 – 13:30


The Programme Committee are no longer taking submissions. 

Draft Programme (this is subject to change) 

Please click here to view the draft programme

Presentations/ poster sessions

Students can present their work in a presentation or poster session. Please note that poster submissions are not accepted separately. You will have to submit a paper and these will go through the same referee process where they may be selected as poster presentations. Many recruiters are doing interviews whilst sessions are taking place, however 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 to the job market. Posters are set up in the refreshment area, so do tend to attract a lot of interest.


Interviews with recruiters are set up in advance, with the meetings providing a convenient place and time for interviews to be conducted. Information about those attending the meetings will be shared between recruiters and registered attendees to allow job market candidates to contact recruiters about potential job opportunities and vice versa.

Recruiting Institutions

If you are a recruiting institution and would like to book space at this event, please contact Jo McWhirter, RES Conference and Events Manager on

Recruiters Attending the 2017/18 PhD Meetings including: 

Ca' Foscari University Venice - Click here to see position 

Charles River Associates - Click here to see position

City University, London

Royal Holloway, University of London - Click here to see position

Queen's University Belfast

University of Bristol 

University College Dublin, School of Economics

University of East Anglia (UEA) - Click here to see position

Department of Economics, University of Essex - Click here to see position

University of Exeter - Click here to see position

Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen - Click here to see position

Government Economic Service (Stall Only)

University of Manchester - Click here to see position

University of Namur - 2 positions: 

1) Macroeconomics - Click here to see position

2) International Economics - Click here to see position

School of Economics, University of Nottingham - Click here to see position

University of Reading - advertisement TBC

Royal Economic Society - (Stall only)

University of Strathclyde - Click here to see position

University of Surrey - Click here to see position

University of Sussex - advertisement TBC

Umeå University, Sweden - Click here to see position

University of Vienna - Click here to see position

Department of Economics and Related Studies, University of York - Click here to see position 

Past Meetings

The 2017 PhD JobMarket was held at Westminster Business School, London. The 2017 event attracting 20 of the best recuriting Universities from across the UK and Europe. Over 250 PhD candidates attended the event across the 2 days, many of whom presented papers or took part in the poster sessions. The Keynote Lectures were given by Professor Martin Cripps and Professor Alan Manning.

    The 2016 RES PhD Meetings were held on 8-9 January at the Westminster Business School Marylebone Campus in central London. The Meeting provided opportunities for interviews between job market candidates and recruiting institutions, as well as research presentations and plenary sessions on key aspects of academic life including sessions from Prof. Daniel Hamermesh on negotiating the job market and from Prof. Frederic Vermeulen (Editor of The Economic Journal) on How to get published. A networking reception was sponsored by the Bank of England.

    The 2015 RES PhD Meetings & JobMarket took place on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 January 2015 at University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT.
    Keynotes: RES President, former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England Professor Sir Charles Bean (LSE) and Professor Sir Richard Blundell (UCL & IFS)
    Plenary sessions  including 'How to Get Published' (click link to view slides), 'Negotiating the Job Market', and 'Teaching Economics' (click links to view slides). 200+ 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, booked through EconJobMarket.
    Programme Chair: Martin Cripps, UCL. UCL Organiser: Nirusha Vigi.

    The 2014 RES Postgraduate Presentation Meeting & Job Market took place on 10-11 January 2014 at University College London.
    Keynote: 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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