RES 2021 Annual Conference

The RES 2021 Annual Conference took place virtually from Monday 12 to Wednesday 14 April 2021. The Annual Conference is our flagship event and brings together hundreds of academic and professional economists to present the latest developments in economics and showcase their real-world application.  

Conference content available to view

Special sessions

Thank you
We extend our heartfelt thanks to Ricardo Reis (Programme Chair) and the RES Conference committee for all their hard work and careful consideration in pulling together a high quality and diverse programme. We are also grateful to the speakers, chairs, moderators and technical support team who have helped make this year’s conference such a success. 
Lastly, thank you to all delegates for joining us this year. We look forward to seeing you, almost certainly, in person at the University of Warwick in 2022.

In association with: 


With special thanks to this years Gold Sponsors:


Sponsorship and Exhibition

Find out who is exhibiting here.

The RES are delighted to launch our Sponsorship packages for 2021. We have developed a really exciting suite of options for our virtual event this year, please download our brochure and booking form and feel free to contact us for more information.

We ask that you read our sponsorship terms and conditions before booking.

If you would like to discuss the sponsosrship options in more detail, please email

With special thanks to this years Gold Sponsor:


Lunchtime chats

Ricardo Reis, Conference Programme Chair, has created a new Lunchtime Chat session at Conference for 2021.

These informal conversations will cover a variety of relevant topics and promise to be fascinating sessions. 

Click here to read more about the sessions and speakers.

Special Sessions

A draft outline of 2021 special sessions is now available.  Please visit the Special Sessions page for information.



2021 Conference Prices



Full conference ticket prices:   


Member: £60.00 

Non-member: £125.00 

Member PHD Student: £25.00 

One day conference ticket prices:


Member: £25.00 

Non-member: £55.00 


Professional Development Sessions

The RES’s Professional Development Sessions aim to help economists and others (junior or senior) build their knowledge in particular topical areas.

The sessions are held by leading academics who have extensive experience in the session topics. Sessions focus on content to help improve teaching or research and are designed to deliver practical take-aways. 

For 2021 we are running two sessions, with further sessions coming later in the year. 

Media Policy

The RES Annual Conference is open to accredited representatives of print, broadcast and electronic media who are intending to actively report on the Annual Conference.  Please see our media policy for further details on how to apply for a media pass.

Terms and Conditions

By submitting a paper to the RES Annual Conference you consent to the RES securely holding details of your submission to the conference for a period of no longer than 24 months for the purposes of analysing submissions. You understand submission details will only be passed to members of the Programme Committee for the purposes of processing the submissions for acceptance onto the RES Annual Conference.

As this is an open scientific conference, all accepted papers will be available in the public domain by default. You will however, be able to update your submission with a more recent version of your paper for submission made through ConferenceMaker.

Any personal data which may be submitted as part of the submission and selection procedure, will be processed by RES in accordance with any applicable data protection legislation, and RES Privacy Notice. You can stop the processing of your data at any time by emailing requesting that your submission be withdrawn.

The Royal Economic Society will be filming large parts of the Conference for wider dissemination. It is presumed that those attending the RES Conference have no objection to being included in footage of the Conference. Any attendee who explicitly wishes not to be included in any broadcast film should contact the RES organisers during the Conference. We will then seek to edit film footage accordingly.