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 to be held at the University of Birmingham under the chairmanship of Professor Peter Sinclair for 23 years. Funding has now been secured for a further period and the Easter Training School will move to Oxford for 2015 before Professor Sinclair stands down. After a successful bidding process the RES Council has decided that from 2016 the Easter Training Schools will be held at the University of Essex under the directorship of Professor Eric Smith, who will work with Professor Sinclair in 2015.

The Easter Training Schools are intended primarily for advanced postgraduate students doing doctoral research but are also open to members of the teaching and research staff. 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.

In 2015, the Easter School will be held from Sunday March 22 to Wednesday March 25 at Brasenose College, Oxford.  The subject of the school will be ‘Behavioural Economics’ and the Society is delighted that the instructors will be:
Professor Vince Crawford of the University of Oxford
Professor Colin Camerer of Caltech.
Topics to be covered in the School will be:
    Reference-dependence and loss aversion
    Present bias and time-inconsistency
    Strategic thinking: evidence and applications Neuroeconomics Measuring cognition
    in economic decisions: How and why?.

Places are usually available for 25 resident participants. Accommodation and meals are provided for the duration of the course although travel expenses should be covered by participants or their institutions.

The Society asks that nominations be made through the applicant’s Head of Department and all applications should be supported by a short CV, a reference, and a note on the applicant’s research interests. If your department has more than one nominee it would be helpful if they could be ranked on the basis of their research potential. The 2015 nomination deadline has now closed and successful applicants have been informed.

More details: RES Information Officer, Amanda Wilman on and the Director of the Easter School, Professor


Past Schools

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 Economic and Social Research Council, was held at The University of Birmingham from Sunday 13th April, 2013 – Wednesday 16th April, 2013. The lecturers were Professor Martin Ellison (Oxford) and Professor Nobuhiro Kiyotaki (Princeton). 

RES Easter Training School 2013 - The twenty-third Easter School organised by the Royal Economic Society, with financial support from the Economic and Social Research Council, was held at The University of Birmingham from Sunday 14th April, 2013 – Thursday 18th April, 2013.
The subject of the school was 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. - New Developments in International Trade and Macroeconomics by Professor Francesco Caselli (LSE) and Professor Peter Neary (Oxford)

RES Easter Training School 2012 - The Economics and Econometrics of Forecasting by Professor Mike Clements (University of Warwick) , Dr Jennie Castle (University of Oxford) and Professor James Stock (Harvard University).

RES Autumn Training School 2011 - Industrial Organisation

RES Training School 2011 - Easter School - Fiscal Policy

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