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 lecture is held twice a year, usually in late November or early December. This year will be at the University of Reading and the University of York. 

This year's lecture will be delivered by Diane Coyle, Bennett Professor of Public Policy at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. Her research focuses on the digital economy, particularly its measurement and the implications for competition and regulatory policy.

The public lecture in 2019 was delivered by Professor Tony Venables, BP Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford and Director of the Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies, where he talked about the economics that underpins city performance and discussed the policy challenges that cities face.  

Watch the previous lectures

09 Dec 2019

Annual Public Lecture 2019 - Prof Tony Venables - The Urban Challenge

Annual Public Lecture

04 Dec 2018

Annual Public Lecture 2018- Prof Oriana Bandiera - What Economists Really Do

Annual Public Lecture

21 Nov 2017

Annual Public Lecture 2017: Prof Stephen Machin - why commit crime?

Annual Public Lecture

23 Nov 2016

Annual Public Lecture 2016: Prof Philipp Kircher - in search of the perfect match

Annual Public Lecture

18 Nov 2015

Annual Public Lecture 2015: Rachel Griffith - Does Starbucks pay enough tax?

Annual Public Lecture

18 Nov 2015

Annual Public Lecture 2014: Stephanie Flanders - UK economy after the crisis

Annual Public Lecture

Young Economist of the Year

Our annual essay competition is now opem for A level sixth-form students to write an essay on a contemporary economic issue.

Undergraduate Video Competition

Our annual competition for university undergraduates to produce a video on an economic topic.

Economics Network

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