RES PhD Meetings

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

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.

RES PhD Meetings 2016

Date:        8-9 January 2016

Venue:    Westminster Business School, Marylebone Campus (Central London)

The meetings provide 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.
Paper submissions are now open via ConferenceMaker. The deadline for paper submissions is 1 November 2015. 

Registration is now open. There is no charge and registration will remain open until 8 January 2016. 
Any queries should be addressed  to Amanda Wilman (the Royal Economic Society office manager) on

Some financial assistance may be sought through the RES Conference Grant Scheme for members presenting at this meeting. Please apply online by 10th December through this link.

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 uses to allow students registered to attend the Presentation Meetings & Job Market to upload their details for recruiting institutions to view and contact them for interview. Job Market Candidates should also apply for advertised positions directly via ;

Recruiting Organisations can book space here. 

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.

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 is now open (see links above).

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+44 (0)1865 778171.  Email if you have queries about RES membership.

RES online-only student membership fees are £17 for a three year membership (Jan 2016 - Dec 2018).  We also offer a one-year calendar term (Jan 2016 - Dec 2016) for £10.  Students might wish to note that RES membership also entitles you to discounted membership registration to the largest academic economics conference in the UK, the RES Annual Conference (read more here), for which the RES also provides additional financial assistance to PhD students presenting at the conference.
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Past Meetings

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. The meetings included keynote talks given by the RES President, former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England Professor Sir Charles Bean (LSE) and Professor Sir Richard Blundell (UCL & IFS), and plenary sessions on key aspects of academic life 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.

2015 PhD Conference Programme Slides from Plenary Sessions

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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