Easter Training School

Media, Political Economy and Development by Eliana La Ferrara, Invernizzi Chair in Development Economics at Bocconi University 

Due to COVID-19 the Royal Economic Society will be rescheduling the 2020 Easter School. We will update this page as soon as we have more information.  

Our annual training school, supported by the ESRC, provides advanced training to enhance the understanding of current economic issues. This year the school will explore the economics of media: political influence on the media, media bias, political accountability, advertising, social media and the impacts of entertainment media.

Applications are now closed.   


Our intention is that the conference will be a face-to-face conference within any government guidelines in place at the time of the event. However, if guidance means that a face-to-face event is not viable, the RES is developing contingency plans which will be communicated at the earliest opportunity.

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide further guidance as information becomes available. 

Programme/Target Group

The RES Easter School is intended for advanced postgraduate students doing doctoral research, (but younger lecturers and postdoctoral researchers are also welcome) and economists in research and policymaking institutions, who have approximately three to five years experience since initial graduation.

It enables study and discussion with an internationally recognised expert in the topic over the three days of the course. 

Finance procedures

Participants from academic departments do not pay a fee for attendance, but non-university applicants each pay £1000. Accommodation and meals will be provided for the duration of the course, however travel expenses must be covered by the applicant or their university.

Application process

Applications are now open - the closing date for applications has been extended to Monday 27 January. Successful applicants will be informed in February 2020.

University participants: Individuals must be nominated by the Heads of University Departments (or their Directors of Graduate Study). They can do this by writing to the email address below detailing their support. 

Non-university participants: Individuals can apply directly to the school and an invoice will be raised accordingly. Note that payment for the school must be received prior to school to secure the place. 

To apply for the Easter School, please email resoffice@res.org.uk with Easter School 2020 as the subject line.


If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the Easter School, please email resoffice@res.org.uk


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