Athena Swan

The women's committee encourages economic departments to apply for the Athena Swan Charter, promoted by Advance HE, to recognise both the commitment towards and achievements in gender equality.

The charter recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women, which covers women, trans (and men where appropriate) staff in academic roles,  professional and support staff, and students.

The charter requires departments to assess their own progress in relation to representation, progression of students into academia, career milestones and the working environment for all staff and students. For more information please see: https://www.ecu.ac.uk/equality-charters/athena-swan/

The committee are keen to support linking departments wishing to apply with those who have already experience with the process.  

A list of current award holding economics departments and schools can be found here https://www.ecu.ac.uk/equality-charters/athena-swan/athena-swan-members/. Current holders include Birkbeck, East Anglia, Edinburgh, Oxford, St Andrews and York.

An evaluation of the effectiveness of the award in promoting women's careers can be found here:

https://www.ecu.ac.uk/publications/an-impact-evaluation-of-the-athena-swan-charter-2019/

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Webinar: How to Prepare for the European Job Market for Economists (EJME)

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08 Nov 2021

Update on upcoming RES events

The Royal Economic Society would like to highlight a number of upcoming events which you or members of your networks may be interested in attending.

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28 Oct 2021

Articles from 2021 Nobel Prize winners made open access

On 11 October 2021 the Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded to Professor Guido Imbens, Professor David Card and Professor Joshua Angrist for research using natural experiments which ‘can be used to answer central questions for society’.

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27 Oct 2021

Young Economist of the Year Competition - 2021 winners receive their awards

The awards ceremony for the 2021 Young Economist of the Year Competition was held at Imperial College London on 20 October.

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20 Oct 2021

RES Quarterly Newsletter - October

The Royal Economic Society quarterly newsletter for October has now been published, entitled ‘The Changing Climate’. Members will have received a copy by email or post.

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19 Oct 2021

Letter from America: A dangerous and hopeful time

Daron Acemoglu describes our predicament as a critical juncture.

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19 Oct 2021

Obituary: Konrad Mierendorff

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19 Oct 2021

Obituary: Peter Neary

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19 Oct 2021

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15 Oct 2021

New pricing structure for membership

Members are now invited to select their new membership price.

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11 Oct 2021

2021 Nobel Prize in Economics awarded to Guido Imbens, David Card and Joshua Angrist

The 2021 Nobel Prize in Economics has been awarded to Guido Imbens, David Card and Joshua Angrist.

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11 Oct 2021

Discover Economics: Black History Month live event – 21 October

As part of Black History Month, Discover Economics is hosting a live event featuring guest speakers from TikTok, the African Development Bank and Goldman Sachs.

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11 Oct 2021

#RES2022: Call for Papers

Deadline for Call for Paper is Sunday 7 November 2021at 23.59 (GMT)

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08 Oct 2021

RES Webinar: How to address the Gender Imbalance in UK Economics

On 6 October 2021, the Royal Economic Society hosted a webinar on the RES Women’s Committee’s report The Gender Imbalance in UK Economics.

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08 Oct 2021

RES Webinar: The Gender Imbalance in UK Economics

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04 Oct 2021

Winners of the Young Economist of the Year 2021

Each year the Royal Economic Society asks Year 12 and 13 students to submit an essay for The Young Economist of the Year Essay Competition, with this year’s competition open to those studying A-Level, International Baccalaureate (IB) or Scottish Highers qualifications.

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01 Oct 2021

RES Mentoring Programme: Call for Mentees

The RES Women’s Committee hold an annual Mentoring Programme, offering early career female researchers with the opportunity to attend an online mentoring programme.

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15 Sep 2021

Webinar: How to Prepare for the European Job Market for Economists (EJME)

Ahead of the EJME, the RES will be hosting a webinar to help candidates prepare. Hear from recruiting departments on what they are looking for, as well as past recruits who will give insights into the EJME.

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15 Sep 2021

Royal Economic Society introduces Income Based Pricing from November 2021

As previously announced in 2020, the Royal Economic Society will be implementing a new income-related pricing policy for membership from 1 January 2022. Income Based Pricing will link a member’s income to the price they pay for membership.

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