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.  The RES has advertised the RES PhD Meetings on so that students registerd to attend the Presentation Meetings & Job Market can upload their details for recruiting institutions to view and contact them for interview. Job Market Candidates should also apply for advertised positions directly via ; note that students must be registered to attend the event in order to attend interviews. (see notes on Registration below).

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 sponsored by the Bank of England 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.   To attend you must be an RES Member and complete the registration form.
Registration form

RES Student Membership - Your RES membership number is required to register for this event.  If you are not yet a member of the Society please note that Membership numbers can  take 24 hours to generate before you can register for this meeting. You can take out membership online or via RES Membership Services on  +44 (0)1865 778171.  Email if you have queries about RES membership.

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).  Students might wish to note that membership also entitles you to discounted registration to the largest academic economics conference in the UK, the RES Annual Conference in Manchester March 30 - Apr 1 2015 (read more here)
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Paper Submissions

18 December - The Programme Chair and Committe are working on the programme and will be able to confirm those whose papers have been accepted for presentation/poster by 22nd December. Registered students on the job market have now had their details circulated to recruiting institutions (see list below) but should in the meantime, load their details to Econ Job Market  and arrange interviews directly for the institutions below, whose vacancies are also on the EJM site.
The programme overview can be downloaded by clicking the link below:-
Programme Overview

If you have any queries regarding registration, paper submission or local details at UCL, please contact the UCL Event Manager, Nirusha Vigi

Directions to Venue: 
Getting to UCL  UCL webpage


List of Recruiters attending the 2015 Meeting

Bank of England
Centre for Excellence in Economic and Finance Research (CEEFR), Vilnius University & Bank of Lithuania
Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, Department of Public Economics
European Central Bank
NHH, Norwegian School of Economics
Royal Holloway University London
Swedish Institute for Social Research at Stockholm University
University of Bristol
University of Cardiff
University of East Anglia
University of Glasgow, Adam Smith Business School
University of Groningen, Netherlands, Economics & Business Faculty,
University of Kent
University of Leicester
University of Manchester
University of Nottingham
University of St Andrews, School of Economics & Finance
University of Sheffield
University of Southern Denmark, Department of Business and Economics
University of Surrey, Department of Economics
University of Sussex, Department of Economics
University of York, Department of Economics
ZEW Centre for European Economic Research, Mannheim, Germany

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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