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.

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. To attend you must be a member of The RES and register for the event. More information on how to submit papers and how to register will be added closer to the event. 

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.

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


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. Students should note that attending the meetings does not guarantee them interviews, most institutions arrange these in advance.

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 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.

RES PhD Meetings 2018

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

Submissions open: 1 August 2017
Submissions closes: 1 October 2017

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 9th and Saturday 10th 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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