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 in two locations on two dates:

University of Reading - 8 June

In addition to the lecture, the University of Reading are offering several morning taster workshops on the following themes:

  • What has Economics got to say about Climate Change?
  • Can Economics help with the Gender Pay Gap?
  • What is Behavioural Economics?
  • Could you do Monetary Policy?
  • What has Economics got to say about Climate Change?
  • Can Economics help with the Gender Pay Gap?
  • What is Behavioural Economics?
  • Could you do Monetary Policy?





Welcome talk


Morning taster workshops 1 & 2


Comfort break


Morning taster workshops 3 & 4





RES Annual Public Lecture


University Campus Tours




Participants will then after the lecture, have the opportunity to meet Department of Economics staff and students, as well as explore campus and the benefits of studying Economics at Reading.

University of Glasgow - 14 June

The University of Glasgow are hosting a visiting day for local schools. The aim of the day is to inform, inspire and enthuse young people about Economics, and more broadly about considering university as an option for the future.

Schedule for the day:

10.00 - 10.15 Arrival and registration

10.15 – 11.15 - Can't we just print more money? - Active learning session with Jack Meaning and Rupal Patel (Bank of England)

11.15 – 11.30 – Short Break

11.30 – 12.15 - What do Economists do? - an interactive session with the Bank of England, HM Treasury and the Health Foundation

12.15 – 13.00 – Lunch

13.00 – 13.45 - Thinking about University? - including sessions on the admissions process, what makes a good personal statement, what it’s like to study at university

13.45 - 14.00 Short break

14.00 - 15.00 Annual Public Lecture from the Royal Economic Society with Professor Jagjit S. Chadha OBE.

The lecture will be provided by Prof Jagjit S. Chadha OBE on the subject of the Money Minders: The parables, trade-off and lags of central banking.

Prof Jagjit Chadha

Council member (until 2024)

Jagjit Chadha is Director of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR). He was Professor of Economics at the University of Kent, Cambridge and St Andrews. He has worked at the Bank of England on Monetary Policy and as Chief Quantitative Economist at BNP Paribas and served as Chair of the Money, Macro, Finance Study Group. He has acted as Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Treasury Committee and adviser to the Bank of England, HM Treasury and to many central banks.


Past Lectures

The 2021 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.

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APL 2022 Poster

Please download the APL 2022 poster to promote at your school or institution.





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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