RES Training Schools




Easter Training School

The Royal Economic Society has provided financial support combined with funding from the ESRC to enable training schools devoted to some aspect(s) of macro- and micro- economics for 23 years.

The Easter Training School is intended primarily for advanced postgraduate students doing doctoral research but is also open to members of teaching and research staff and selected members of the Bank of England and Government Economic Service.  The purpose is to enable participants to become acquainted with the latest developments in the selected fields of economics, to have the opportunity for study and discussion with two internationally renowned experts in the topics covered, and to meet other young researchers.


The twenty-sixth RES Easter Training School on "Perspectives on Microeconometric Analysis of Public Policy" will be held on 10-13 April, 2016 in Wivenhoe House, University of Essex, under the directorship of Professor Eric Smith
Professor Charles F. Manski
(Northwestern University) and Professor Kenneth I. Wolpin (Rice University and Penn University) have agreed to present the lectures.  

UK universities are invited to nominate suitable candidates for consideration by Monday 11th January 2016  (opens as separate pdf).

Please address any queries regarding the Easter School to Professor Eric Smith, Director of the Easter Training School at 


Past Schools

RES Easter Training School 2015 'Behavioural Economics'. The twenty-fifth Easter School organised by the Royal Economic Society, with financial support from ESRC was held at Brasenose College Oxford under the directorship of Professor Peter Sinclair. The lecturers were Professor Vince Crawford (University of Oxford) and Professor Colin Camerer (Caltech). The Society is grateful to Professors Crawford and Camerer for agreeing to provide access to the slides for their Easter School lectures for personal scholarly use only. Permission is not granted to quote, circulate, or use for teaching. View RES 2015 Easter School slides here.

RES Easter Training School 2014 ‘New Thinking in Macroeconomics and Finance’.
The twenty-fourth Easter School organised by the Royal Economic Society, with financial support from the ESRC, was held at The University of Birmingham from Sunday 13th April, 2014 – Wednesday 16th April, 2014. The lecturers were Professor Martin Ellison (Oxford) and Professor Nobuhiro Kiyotaki (Princeton). 

RES Easter Training School 2013 - The twenty-third Easter School was on DSGE Modelling and Financial Frictions. The lecturers were Professor Mike Wickens (Cardiff University, University of York and CEPR) and Professor Paul Levine (University of Surrey), with Dr Cristiano Cantore (University of Surrey) and Professor Joe Pearlman (City University).

RES Autumn Training School 2012 on New Developments in International Trade and Macroeconomics by Professor Francesco Caselli (LSE) and Professor Peter Neary (Oxford)

RES Easter Training School 2012 was held at the University of Birmingham. The subject was The Economics and Econometrics of Forecasting provided by Professor Mike Clements (University of Warwick) , Dr Jennie Castle (University of Oxford) and Professor James Stock (Harvard University).

RES Autumn Training School 2011 was held on 11-15 September 2011 at the University of Birmingham. The subject was Industrial Organisation provided by Professor John Sutton (LSE) and Professor Chad Syverson (Chicago).

RES Easter Training School 2011 was held on 27th-31st March 2011 at the University of Birmingham. The subect was Fiscal Policy provided by Professor Fabio Canova (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona).

RES Autumn Training School 2010: The ESRC granted additional funding in 2010 and 2011 for an autumn training school. The first was held at The University of Birmingham  20th-23rd September 2010. The subject was Game Theory and Electricity Markets. The lecturers were Professor Peyton Young (Oxford)
and Professor Richard Green (Birmingham).

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