RES Easter Training School

Our annual training school, supported by the University of Bristol and ESRC/UKRI, provides advanced training to enhance the understanding of current economic issues.  The 2021 school explored the economics of media: political influence on the media, media bias, political accountability, advertising, social media and the impacts of entertainment media.  

The 2022 Easter School will again be hosted by the University of Bristol and will be an in-person event on Monday 4 April - Wednesday 6 April 2022.

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.

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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

Information on how to apply for the 2022 Easter School will be released in the autumn 2021.  Applicants may be interested in applying for an RES Conference Grant to help cover the cost of attendance.


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


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