Welcome to the Royal Economic Society

The RES is a learned society and membership organization founded in 1890 to promote economics.  We publish two major journals, the Economic Journal and the Econometrics Journal, and organize events including an annual conference.  We encourage excellence, diversity and inclusion in all activities.  The RES welcomes new members and seeks to represent the interests of economists in all areas of the discipline and all parts of the world. (More)


What’s new

13 May 2021

RES AGM 2021

The Annual General Meeting of the Royal Economic Society will be held as a virtual meeting between 26-28 May 2021. The agenda and papers are now available on the RES website.

RES news

12 May 2021

2021 Annual Public Lecture - Why digital is so disruptive

The 2021 RES Annual Public Lecture was held online on May 6, chaired by RES President Dame Carol Propper and delivered by Prof. Diane Coyle CBE.

RES news

29 Apr 2021

Young Economist of the Year Competition launches for 2021

This year’s Young Economist of the Year Essay Competition has now launched, organised by RES in partnership with the Financial Times.

RES news

22 Apr 2021

2020 Austin Robinson Memorial Prize

The 2020 Austin Robinson Memorial Prize has been awarded to Vasiliki Fouka & Alain Schläpfer.

The Economic Journal news