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 took place in June at the University of Reading and the University of Glasgow with over 220 students attending - the recording can be found hereProf Jagjit Chadha, Money Minders: The Parables, Trade-offs 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.

Photos from APL 2022

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.

Annual Public Lecture 2022
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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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