Member benefits and information

Become a RES member today and receive the following member benefits:

  • Digital access to The Economic Journal and The Econometrics Journal
  • A discount on submission fees for The Economic Journal, with the chance to win one of the Society’s prizes including the annual RES prize of £2500 for the best paper
  • Save up to a 1/3 on registration for our Annual Conference 
  • Access the RES Member Directory, a searchable database of members including career stage, profession, region and specialism 
  • Receive our regular newsletter which includes topical articles, comments and letters
  • Apply for the Society’s grant schemes and attend our series of events
  • Tax relief for UK members on RES membership fees
  • Access the Members Only portal on the Society website
  • Online access to the digital editions of the Collected Writings of John Maynard Keynes. Members also receive a special 30% discount on the printed edition
  • Print+online members additionally receive a printed copy of The Economic Journal published 8 times a year
  • Student members may attend the Symposium of Junior Researchers, the Job Market, and can apply for financial assistance to attend the Annual Conference.
  • Get involved in the organisation of the Society, nominate the President, and vote for Council members
  • We offer reduced prices for those on lower incomes and for students and the unemployed. 

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Join the RES today - annual membership starts from £12.

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Tax Relief for UK members

The Royal Economic Society is included on HMRC's approved list of professional organisations where members may claim tax relief for their annual membership subscription. The following information does not constitute financial advice. If you are at all uncertain then you should seek guidance from an accountant or financial adviser.

Am I eligible for tax relief?

You may be eligible for tax relief on your RES membership subscription if you are a UK taxpayer in relevant employment. You must pay the membership fee out of your own pocket. You cannot claim tax relief on life membership fees.

What is relevant employment?

Relevant employment is any employment related to membership of the eligible body concerned, in this case economics. It can include full-time, part-time and consultancy work. Society membership must be relevant to the work that you do.

How do I claim tax relief?

HMRC provides further information here on how to make a claim.

Journal prizes

Austin Robinson memorial prize

Awarded for the best paper published in The Economic Journal in a given year by anyone who is within five years of being awarded their doctorate. The winner is selected by the editors.

Royal Economic Society prize

Awarded to the best paper published in The Economic Journal as selected by the RES President, a representative of the Editorial Board and a Council member.

Economic Journal referee prize

Up to 14 prizes awarded each year for referees judged by the editors to have made an outstanding contribution in this capacity.

The Denis Sargan econometrics prize

Awarded for the best (unsolicited) article published in The Econometrics Journal in a given year by anyone who is within five years of being awarded their doctorate.