RES Annual Public Lecture

Established in 2001, our Annual Public Lecture provides an opportunity for school students to watch internationally-renowned economists present their research. Principally aimed at sixth form students, the APL has become an established part of the senior school calendar.   

The 2022 APL will take place on 8 June in Reading and 14 June in Glasgow. Further details are to be confirmed.

This year's lecture was chaired by Dame Carol Propper and delivered by Prof. Diane Coyle CBE, Bennett Professor of Public Policy at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. A recording of the 2021 APL is now available.



Teacher Resources

Engaging Students in Economics

Discover Economics is a campaign led by the Royal Economic Society which aims to broaden the appeal of economics to potential students, change their perceptions of economics and economists and attract more students from under-represented groups (women, state school/further education college students and ethnic minorities).

Discover Economics - games

Discover Economics - video content

The University of Reading illustrates the breadth of career paths open to Economists, with these case studies

University of York highlights the opportunities in Economics through their Economics Department Poster

Lecture related papers and articles

Paper: General Purpose Technologies by Boyan Jovanovic and Peter L. Rousseau

Policy Brief: Uber and Beyond: Policy Implications for the UK

Innovation, Information, and The Networked Economy

How Uber, Airbnb, and Etsy Attracted Their First 1,000 Customers

With thanks to Diane Coyle, the University of Reading, the University of York and Discover Economics for these teaching resources.


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