RES Easter Training School

Media, Political Economy and Development

Eliana La Ferrara, Invernizzi Chair in Development Economics at Bocconi University 

Monday 29 March - Thursday 1 April (3pm - 6.30pm)

Our annual training school, supported by the University of Bristol, 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.

Comment from University of Bristol:

Our School of Economics is proud to host the RES Easter Training School for the next three years, starting with this year's online event with Eliana La Ferrara (Bocconi University) as the keynote lecturer on the topic: Media, Political Economy and Development.

We are looking forward to welcome more than 30 participants from academic institutions and the Government Economic Service for four days of online lectures, presentations and two policy sessions hosted by our Centre for Empirical-based Public Services and by the Economic Observatory.

For more details on the School please go here.

Due to COVID-19 the Royal Economic Society will be hosting the 2021 event online, applications for 2021 have now closed.  For more information please email

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Easter Training School 2021 will be an online event.

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.


If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the Easter School, please email


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