2020 Annual Conference

06 Apr 2020 09:00AM - 08 Apr 2020 05:00PM
RES events

​ The Royal Economic Society's 2020 Annual Conference will be hosted by Queen's University Belfast on 6-8 April 2020.

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 Conference prices

    RES Member (£) Non-Member (£)
Full Conference package (incl. Gala Dinner) Early-bird 330 495
  Late registration 450 565
  On the day 500 615
One day registration (excl. Gala Dinner) Early-bird 145 220
  Late registration 205 285
  On the day 230 310

Gala Dinner guest tickets (each, maximum two per delegate).

  55 55
PhD student presenter and non-presenters should register and claim back according to the eligibility criteria.      

Call for papers

Submissions of papers are invited for the General Sessions from academics, government and business economists in any field of economics and econometrics. Submissions should be made via Conference Maker and the closing date is Monday 30 September 2019.

Special Sessions

Please visit the Special Sessions page for information on how to apply. All proposals must be received by Monday 14 October 2019. Confirmation of acceptance will be by mid December.


Registration for the 2020 Annual Conference will open on Monday 13 January 2020 and closes on Monday 9 March 2020.  The deadline for Early Bird registration is Monday 10 February 2020.


Full details on how to travel to and from the Annual Conference can be found on the Queen's University Belfast website.

By air

Belfast is served by two airports: George Best Belfast City Airport and Belfast International Airport which are both linked to the city by regular bus services. Dublin International Airport is located approximately 100 miles to the south. More information on the Queen's University Belfast website.

By boat

Fast ferry services including Stena Line and P&O Ferries make multiple daily crossings from Northern Ireland to ports in Scotland and England. The two main Belfast routes are from Liverpool and Cairnryan, both provided by Stena Line. An alternative route runs from Holyhead to Dublin, with excellent motorway connections between there and Belfast. More information on the Queen's University Belfast website.

By public transport

Queen’s is a five minute walk from Botanic Train Station on the Bangor, Larne, Newry and Derry~Londonderry lines. A connection to Dublin is just one stop away, via Belfast Central Station. Coach and bus services arrive at Great Victoria Street, which is also connected by rail (or alternatively is a ten-minute walk). More information on the Queen's University Belfast website.

By car

Queen’s is located in south central Belfast and as such is close to the both Northern Ireland’s main motorways, connecting it easily with the rest of Ireland. More information on the Queen's University Belfast website.


Any publisher who wishes to exhibit or advertise at the Annual Conference should contact events@res.org.uk.

PhD Financial Assistance Fund

Limited financial assistance is available for postgraduate students wanting to attend our Annual Conference. The level of support depends on whether you are presenting a paper at our Conference or not. Further information can be found on the PhD Financial Assistance page.

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 programme@res.org.uk 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.

Our 2020 Annual Conference is being kindly supported by the Belfast and Northern Ireland Conference Support Scheme.