RES Annual Conference

The Annual Conference is our flagship event.  It brings together hundreds of academic and professional economists to present the latest developments in economics and showcase their real-world application.

2020 Annual Conference

Our next Conference will be held at Queen’s University Belfast from 6-8 April 2020. Information on the prices, deadlines and call for papers can be found on the event page.

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05 Jul 2019

2020 Annual Conference call for papers

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12 Jun 2019

Expressions of interest invited to host the RES Annual Conference

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04 Apr 2019

2019 Annual Conference brochure

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​Our Annual Conference usually consists of four keynote lectures, special sessions and a plenary session.  During Conference, the Society holds both its Annual General Meeting and RES Presents, a series of economics events for the general public. 

The Annual Conference is followed by the RES Symposium of Junior Researchers, an event for and run by PhD students.  To support postgraduate students wishing to attend we also offer a PhD financial assistance fund.

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01 Apr 2018

RES2018: Nature or Nurture: Lessons From Jewish History (Maristella Botticini)

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01 Apr 2018

RES2018: The Economics of Persecution (Mark Koyama)

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01 Apr 2018

RES2018: Can Governments Pick Winners? (Dave Donaldson)

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01 Apr 2018

RES2018: Economics and Journalism: Insights from EconPublic (Tiago Mata)

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01 Apr 2018

RES2018: The German View on Brexit (Michael C. Burda)

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01 Apr 2018

RES2018: Is it Worth Going to Uni? (Shqiponja Telhaj)

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01 Apr 2018

RES2018: Is it Worth Going to Uni? (Gill Wyness)

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01 Apr 2018

RES2018: Economists and Scientists on Twitter: A Tale of Two Styles? (Marina Della Giusta)

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Sargan lecture

Sponsored by The Econometrics Journal, the Sargan lecture commemorates the contribution and influence of (John) Denis Sargan on econometrics.  The lecture focuses on theoretical and applied econometrics.   

16 Apr 2019

RES 2019: Denis Sargan Lecture (James Heckman)

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18 Mar 2018

RES 2018: Sargan Lecture (Dave Donaldson)

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05 Mar 2017

RES 2017: Sargan Lecture (James Stock)

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01 Mar 2016

RES2016: Sargan lecture (Susanne Schennach)

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01 Mar 2015

RES2015: Sargan lecture (Michael Keane)

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01 Apr 2013

RES2013: Sargan lecture (Charles Manski)

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01 Mar 2012

RES 2012: Sargan lecture (Ariel Pakes)

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Economic Journal lecture

The Economic Journal invites a world-renowned economist to present their cutting edge research. 

17 Apr 2019

RES2019: EJ lecture (Eliana La Ferrara)

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23 Mar 2018

RES2018: EJ lecture (Maristella Botticini)

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01 Mar 2017

RES2017: EJ lecture (Hilary Hoynes)

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01 Mar 2016

RES2016: EJ lecture (Esther Duflo)

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01 Mar 2015

RES2015: EJ lecture (Philippe Aghion)

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01 Apr 2013

RES2013: EJ lecture (Raquel Fernandez)

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01 Apr 2012

RES2012: EJ lecture (Elhanan Helpman)

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Hahn lecture

Named after former RES President Frank Hahn, who helped establish the annual conference in its modern form.

18 Mar 2018

RES 2018: Hahn Lecture (Botond Kőszegi)

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01 Apr 2017

RES2017: Hahn lecture (Gita Gopinath)

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01 Apr 2016

RES2016: Hahn lecture (Kristin Forbes)

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01 Apr 2015

RES2015: Hahn lecture (Pierre-André Chiappori)

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01 Apr 2013

RES2013: Hahn lecture (Matthew Jackson)

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01 Apr 2012

RES2012: Hahn lecture (Nancy Stokey)

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Past President address

Delivered by the Past President of the Society.

16 Apr 2019

RES 2019: Past President's Address (Peter Neary)

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18 Mar 2018

RES 2018: Past President's Address (Andrew Chesher)

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02 Apr 2017

RES 2017: Past President Plenary (John Hardman Moore)

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05 Apr 2015

RES 2015: Past President Address (Sir Charles Bean)

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01 Apr 2013

RES 2013: Past Presidential Address (Richard Blundell)

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Special Sessions

Topical discussions which draw on the latest research. 

17 Apr 2019

RES 2019: Women’s Committee Special Session (Women Leaders in Economics)

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16 Apr 2019

RES 2019: Special Session (Point-Identification in Simple Dynamic Binary Outcome Models)

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16 Apr 2019

RES 2019: Special Session (Institute for New Economic Thinking)

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01 Apr 2018

RES 2018: Special Session (Women's Committee)

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01 Apr 2018

RES 2018: Special Session (Structural Macroeconomics)

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01 Apr 2018

RES 2018: Special Session (NIESR)

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01 Apr 2017

RES 2017: Special Session (Early Investment and Life-Cycle Outcomes)

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01 Apr 2017

RES 2017: Special Session (Organisation of the Research Excellence Framework)

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01 Apr 2017

RES 2017: Special Session (Econometrics of Games)

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01 Apr 2017

RES 2017: Special Session (Mental Health and Human Capital)

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01 Apr 2016

RES 2016: Special Session (Ethics and Welfare)

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01 Apr 2016

RES 2016: Special Session (Model Selection and Inference)

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General Sessions

Topical discussions which draw on the latest research. 

17 Apr 2019

RES 2019: General Session (Violence Against Women in Developing Economies)

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16 Apr 2019

RES 2019: General Session (Brexit)

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16 Apr 2019

RES 2019: General Session (Disease and Demographic Development: The Legacy of the Black Death)

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16 Apr 2019

RES 2019: General Session (The Gender Gap in Earnings Between and Within Firms)

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16 Apr 2019

RES 2019: General Session (Community Origins of Entrepreneurship in 19th Century Indian Cotton Textile Industry)

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15 Apr 2019

RES 2019: General Session (Redistribution and Insurance in the UK)

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Plenary Sessions

Topical panel sessions.

16 Apr 2019

RES 2019: Plenary Session (Refugees)

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15 Apr 2019

RES 2019: Plenary Session (How lives change: Palanpur, India and Development Economics)

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01 Apr 2018

RES 2018: Plenary Session (The view on Brexit from abroad)

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01 Apr 2017

RES 2017: Plenary Session (Post-Brexit Economics)

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01 Apr 2016

RES 2016: Plenary Session (Brexit?)

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01 Apr 2013

RES 2013: Plenary Session (Investing for Prosperity)

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