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/

20 Jul 2021

NIESR and University of Birmingham welcomed as group members

The Royal Economic Society is pleased to welcome the National Institute for Economic and Social Research (NIESR) and the University of Birmingham as its latest group members.

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19 Jul 2021

Support the Royal Economic Society on Amazon Smile

Through Amazon Smile, RES members and supporters can help the Society raise additional funds for our charitable activities.

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16 Jul 2021

RES Mentoring Retreat 2022

The Royal Economic Society (RES) Women’s Committee is looking for female professors and senior economists to mentor female early career researchers for the 2022 Mentoring Retreat.

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13 Jul 2021

Executive Summary - Women in Academic Economics Report

13 Jul 2021

The Gender Imbalance in UK Economics: Royal Economic Society Women’s Committee Silver Anniversary Report

The economy affects everyone but those studying and researching the economy are unrepresentative of wider society.

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13 Jul 2021

Women in Academic Economics Report

06 Jul 2021

Discover Economics Careers

On 13 July at 5pm Discover Economics is hosting Discover Economics Careers. This event will showcase the exciting and varied opportunities open to economics graduates.

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28 Jun 2021

Discover Economics: Careers in Economics

On 13 July at 5:00pm, Discover Economics are hosting Discover Economics Careers. This event will showcase the exciting and varied opportunities open to economics graduates. It is open to GCSE and A-level students in the UK.

28 Jun 2021

Discover Economics: Pride in Economics: 29 June

On 29 June at 7pm the Royal Economic Society and Discover Economics are hosting an event to showcase the contribution of LGBTQI+ economists as Pride Month.

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25 Jun 2021

RES Presents: The challenges facing the economies of Ireland

RES Presents was held on June 15. This year RES Presents looked at ‘Brexit, UK and Ireland’.

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24 Jun 2021

RES-GES Webinar on Racial Inequalities (with Prof. Glenn Loury)

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24 Jun 2021

Watch: Webinar on Racial Inequality with Prof Glenn Loury

On Monday 21 June, the RES and the Government Economic Service (GES) hosted a webinar on racial inequalities with Glenn Loury. The video is now available to view on-demand.

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17 Jun 2021

Prof Peter Neary 1950-2021

It is with great sadness that the Royal Economic Society received the news that J. Peter Neary, a former President, has passed away at the age of 71. 

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17 Jun 2021

RES Presents 2021: Brexit, the UK and Ireland

Videos

16 Jun 2021

Queen’s Birthday Honours for Jagjit Chadha, John Kay and Alissa Goodman

The Royal Economic Society congratulates Prof Jagjit Chadha, Prof Alissa Goodman and Prof Jonathan Kay on their awards in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

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10 Jun 2021

Vacancies at the Royal Economic Society

The Society invites applications for various roles.

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02 Jun 2021

RES-GES Webinar on Racial Inequalities

On Monday 21 June, RES and the Government Economic Service (GES) will host a webinar on racial inequalities with Professor Glenn Loury.

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01 Jun 2021

The Black Economist Network: Exploring a PhD in Economics

Stefania Paredes Fuentes, Diversity Champion at the RES, and The Black Economists Network (TBEN) are co-organising a workshop on careers in academia on 16-17 June.

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26 May 2021

Gilat Levy and Joachim Voth complete their terms as Managing Editors of the Economic Journal

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20 May 2021

RES 2021 Symposium of Junior Researchers

The RES Symposium of Junior Researchers was held online (in partnership with Queen’s University Belfast) on 18 May.

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