Journal Prizes

There are four types of prize awarded each year in connection with The Economic Journal and The Econometrics Journal:

RES Prize

Awarded to the best paper published in the Economic Journal in a given year as selected by the RES President, a representative of the Economic Journal Editorial Board and one invited judge from the RES Council.

Austin Robinson Prize

Awarded to the best paper published in the Economic Journal in a given year by an author (or multiple authors) who is within 5 years of receiving his or her (or their) PhD as selected by the Editors of the Economic Journal.

Economic Journal Referee Prizes

Up to 10 prizes awarded each year for referees judged by the Editors to have made an outstanding contribution in this capacity.

The Dennis Sargan Prize

Awarded for the best (unsolicited) article published in The Econometrics Journal in a given year by anyone who is within five years of being awarded their doctorate.

The Young Economist Essay competition
Up to £3000 of prize money is awarded annually to the winners of this essay competition on topical issues in economics. Entry is limited to those studying A levels or the International Baccalaureate educational programmes.

The RES is sometimes made aware of prizes and competitions offered by other organisations which may be of interest to our members. Contact the RES Administrator ( if you wish to publicise a prize to our members.  

See below for details of current prizes being offered:

Houblon-Norman/George Research Fellowships

Applications are invited for Houblon-Norman/George Research Fellowships tenable at the Bank of England during the academic year 2015/2016. Appointments will be for full-time research on an economic or financial topic of the candidate’s choice, preferably one that could be studied with particular advantage at the Bank of England. The length of any appointment will be by agreement with successful applicants, but will not normally be less than one month, nor longer than one year.

Senior Fellowships will be awarded to distinguished research workers who have established a reputation in their field.

Fellowships will also be available for younger post-doctoral or equivalent applicants, and for these, preference will be shown to British and other EU Nationals. The award will normally be related to academic salary scales.

Application forms (to be returned no later than 30 November 2014) and details are available from: or by emailing the Houblon-Norman/George Fund account, postal applications should be addressed to the Secretary to the Houblon-Norman/George Fund, Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, London EC2R 8AH.

Page Options