Postgraduate Meeting/Job Market

RES Post Graduate Meetings

In January each year, the RES organises two-days of PhD meetings in London.

The 2015 RES PhD Meetings & JobMarket  will take place on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th January 2015 at University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT.

Programme Chair: Martin Cripps, UCL  Local Organiser: Nirusha Vigi.

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.

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.  Job Market Candidates will need to apply for advertised positions ;

Recruiters interested in attending the RES PhD Meetings please contact the RES Office Manager, Amanda on December 2014.

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.

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.


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.
Registration form
RES Student Membership
- Your RES membership number is required to register for this event. Membership numbers can  take 24 hours to generate before you can register.

RES 2015 online-only student membership fees are £10 for a one-year calendar term (Jan 2015 - Dec 2015) or £17 for a three year membership (Jan 2015 - Dec 2017).
Become a Member of the Royal Economic Society

Paper Submissions

Submissions are now invited from PhD students either on the job market or planning to go on the job market. The deadline for the submission of papers is November 25th 2014. Papers must be submitted via Conference Maker.
If you have any queries regarding registration or paper submission, please contact the UCL Event Manager, Nirusha Vigi

Directions to Venue:
Getting to UCL  UCL webpage

The programme overview can be downloaded by clicking the link below:-
Programme Overview

The RES welcomes academic and non academic recruiters to the 2015 RES PhD Meetings in order to interview job market candidates. If you are interested in taking an interview booth 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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