Media briefings

The Royal Economic Society produces media briefings, summarising the latest economic research findings, for the RES Annual Conference 

Latest media briefings

11 Nov 2021

Webinar: How to Prepare for the European Job Market for Economists (EJME)

Videos

08 Nov 2021

Update on upcoming RES events

The Royal Economic Society would like to highlight a number of upcoming events which you or members of your networks may be interested in attending.

RES news

28 Oct 2021

Articles from 2021 Nobel Prize winners made open access

On 11 October 2021 the Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded to Professor Guido Imbens, Professor David Card and Professor Joshua Angrist for research using natural experiments which ‘can be used to answer central questions for society’.

RES news

27 Oct 2021

Young Economist of the Year Competition - 2021 winners receive their awards

The awards ceremony for the 2021 Young Economist of the Year Competition was held at Imperial College London on 20 October.

RES news

20 Oct 2021

RES Quarterly Newsletter - October

The Royal Economic Society quarterly newsletter for October has now been published, entitled ‘The Changing Climate’. Members will have received a copy by email or post.

RES news

19 Oct 2021

Obituary: Peter Neary

Newsletter obituaries

19 Oct 2021

Obituary: Konrad Mierendorff

Newsletter obituaries

19 Oct 2021

Letter from America: A dangerous and hopeful time

Daron Acemoglu describes our predicament as a critical juncture.

Newsletter features

19 Oct 2021

RES Newsletter October 2021

Newsletter

19 Oct 2021

RES October Newsletter

15 Oct 2021

New pricing structure for membership

Members are now invited to select their new membership price.

RES news

11 Oct 2021

2021 Nobel Prize in Economics awarded to Guido Imbens, David Card and Joshua Angrist

The 2021 Nobel Prize in Economics has been awarded to Guido Imbens, David Card and Joshua Angrist.

RES news

11 Oct 2021

Discover Economics: Black History Month live event – 21 October

As part of Black History Month, Discover Economics is hosting a live event featuring guest speakers from TikTok, the African Development Bank and Goldman Sachs.

RES news

11 Oct 2021

#RES2022: Call for Papers

Deadline for Call for Paper is Sunday 7 November 2021at 23.59 (GMT)

RES news

08 Oct 2021

RES Webinar: The Gender Imbalance in UK Economics

Videos

08 Oct 2021

RES Webinar: How to address the Gender Imbalance in UK Economics

On 6 October 2021, the Royal Economic Society hosted a webinar on the RES Women’s Committee’s report The Gender Imbalance in UK Economics.

RES news

04 Oct 2021

Winners of the Young Economist of the Year 2021

Each year the Royal Economic Society asks Year 12 and 13 students to submit an essay for The Young Economist of the Year Essay Competition, with this year’s competition open to those studying A-Level, International Baccalaureate (IB) or Scottish Highers qualifications.

RES news

01 Oct 2021

RES Mentoring Programme: Call for Mentees

The RES Women’s Committee hold an annual Mentoring Programme, offering early career female researchers with the opportunity to attend an online mentoring programme.

RES news

15 Sep 2021

Webinar: How to Prepare for the European Job Market for Economists (EJME)

Ahead of the EJME, the RES will be hosting a webinar to help candidates prepare. Hear from recruiting departments on what they are looking for, as well as past recruits who will give insights into the EJME.

RES news

15 Sep 2021

Royal Economic Society introduces Income Based Pricing from November 2021

As previously announced in 2020, the Royal Economic Society will be implementing a new income-related pricing policy for membership from 1 January 2022. Income Based Pricing will link a member’s income to the price they pay for membership.

RES news

09 Sep 2021

Webinar: The Gender Imbalance in UK Economics

On 6 October 2021, the Royal Economic Society will host a webinar on the report. This webinar aims to continue the vital discussion on women’s representation in the discipline.

RES news

02 Sep 2021

RES awards further £330k through COVID Academic Support Fund

The fund was created to support members who have been particularly affected by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on UK universities and academic departments.

RES news

01 Sep 2021

Vacancy: RES Office Manager

The Royal Economic Society is now inviting applications for the new role of Office Manager.

RES news

26 Aug 2021

Webinar: Teaching and Communicating with Data

On Friday 27 August, 9-11am GMT the EEA Education Committee will be hosting a webinar on Teaching and Communicating with Data. The session is open to non-registered participants.

RES news

23 Aug 2021

Tribute to Prof Konrad Mierendorff

It is with great sadness that we learnt of the death of Professor Konrad Mierendorff on Saturday 7 August 2021 in an accident whilst on holiday.

RES news

23 Aug 2021

Funding: RES grants currently open for applications

The Royal Economic Society’s provides grants which further the understanding and application of economics within and beyond academia. To apply, applicants must be RES members.

RES news

16 Aug 2021

Call for Nominations: RES Council and President-Elect

RES members are invited to propose names for both the RES Council (for the period Spring 2022-2027) and President-Elect for Spring 2023-2024, then President 2024-2025.

RES news

12 Aug 2021

Economic Journal appoints Editor-in-Chief, Francesco Lippi

The Economic Journal (EJ) is delighted to announce the appointment of Francesco Lippi (LUISS University and Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance) as the EJ's Editor-in-Chief starting August 1, 2021.

The Economic Journal news

11 Aug 2021

Build your network through the RES member directory

Do you want to engage with fellow RES members with similar research interests? The new RES Member directory allows members to create their directory profile and find fellow economists.

RES news

05 Aug 2021

RES Videos on Diversity in Economics

In the last month, the Royal Economic Society has published two new videos on our work to promote diversity in the field. Watch them both here.

RES news

02 Aug 2021

RES Newsletter July 2021

02 Aug 2021

Statement from the European Job Market

The 4th European Job Market for Economists (EJME) will be held virtually from Wednesday, December 15 to Saturday, December 18, 2021, co-organised by the Royal Economic Society.

RES news

29 Jul 2021

RES Quarterly Newsletter - July

The RES quarterly newsletter for July has now been published, entitled ‘Notes from an online conference’.

RES news

29 Jul 2021

The Dasgupta Review

Newsletter features

28 Jul 2021

RES Newsletter July 2021

Newsletter

27 Jul 2021

RES newsletter July 2021

20 Jul 2021

NIESR and University of Birmingham welcomed as group members

The Royal Economic Society is pleased to welcome the National Institute for Economic and Social Research (NIESR) and the University of Birmingham as its latest group members.

RES news

19 Jul 2021

Support the Royal Economic Society on Amazon Smile

Through Amazon Smile, RES members and supporters can help the Society raise additional funds for our charitable activities.

RES news

16 Jul 2021

RES Mentoring Retreat 2022

The Royal Economic Society (RES) Women’s Committee is looking for female professors and senior economists to mentor female early career researchers for the 2022 Mentoring Retreat.

RES news

13 Jul 2021

Women in Academic Economics Report

13 Jul 2021

Executive Summary - Women in Academic Economics Report

13 Jul 2021

The Gender Imbalance in UK Economics: Royal Economic Society Women’s Committee Silver Anniversary Report

The economy affects everyone but those studying and researching the economy are unrepresentative of wider society.

RES news

06 Jul 2021

Discover Economics Careers

On 13 July at 5pm Discover Economics is hosting Discover Economics Careers. This event will showcase the exciting and varied opportunities open to economics graduates.

RES news

28 Jun 2021

Discover Economics: Careers in Economics

On 13 July at 5:00pm, Discover Economics are hosting Discover Economics Careers. This event will showcase the exciting and varied opportunities open to economics graduates. It is open to GCSE and A-level students in the UK.

28 Jun 2021

Discover Economics: Pride in Economics: 29 June

On 29 June at 7pm the Royal Economic Society and Discover Economics are hosting an event to showcase the contribution of LGBTQI+ economists as Pride Month.

RES news

25 Jun 2021

RES Presents: The challenges facing the economies of Ireland

RES Presents was held on June 15. This year RES Presents looked at ‘Brexit, UK and Ireland’.

RES news

24 Jun 2021

RES-GES Webinar on Racial Inequalities (with Prof. Glenn Loury)

Videos

24 Jun 2021

Watch: Webinar on Racial Inequality with Prof Glenn Loury

On Monday 21 June, the RES and the Government Economic Service (GES) hosted a webinar on racial inequalities with Glenn Loury. The video is now available to view on-demand.

RES news

17 Jun 2021

Prof Peter Neary 1950-2021

It is with great sadness that the Royal Economic Society received the news that J. Peter Neary, a former President, has passed away at the age of 71. 

RES news

17 Jun 2021

RES Presents 2021: Brexit, the UK and Ireland

Videos

16 Jun 2021

Queen’s Birthday Honours for Jagjit Chadha, John Kay and Alissa Goodman

The Royal Economic Society congratulates Prof Jagjit Chadha, Prof Alissa Goodman and Prof Jonathan Kay on their awards in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

RES news

10 Jun 2021

Vacancies at the Royal Economic Society

The Society invites applications for various roles.

RES news

02 Jun 2021

RES-GES Webinar on Racial Inequalities

On Monday 21 June, RES and the Government Economic Service (GES) will host a webinar on racial inequalities with Professor Glenn Loury.

RES news

01 Jun 2021

The Black Economist Network: Exploring a PhD in Economics

Stefania Paredes Fuentes, Diversity Champion at the RES, and The Black Economists Network (TBEN) are co-organising a workshop on careers in academia on 16-17 June.

RES news

26 May 2021

Gilat Levy and Joachim Voth complete their terms as Managing Editors of the Economic Journal

The Economic Journal news

20 May 2021

RES 2021 Symposium of Junior Researchers

The RES Symposium of Junior Researchers was held online (in partnership with Queen’s University Belfast) on 18 May.

RES news

18 May 2021

#RES2021 Shorts: Dame Rachel Griffith - Diversity in Economics

14 May 2021

Expressions of interest invited for RES Conference Secretary role

13 May 2021

RES AGM 2021

The Annual General Meeting of the Royal Economic Society will be held as a virtual meeting between 26-28 May 2021. The agenda and papers are now available on the RES website.

RES news

13 May 2021

Conference Secretary role description

13 May 2021

RES AGM 2021 - Proposed changes to byelaws

12 May 2021

Annual Public Lecture: Why digital is so disruptive (Prof. Diane Coyle)

Annual Public Lecture

12 May 2021

2021 Annual Public Lecture - Why digital is so disruptive

The 2021 RES Annual Public Lecture was held online on May 6, chaired by RES President Dame Carol Propper and delivered by Prof. Diane Coyle CBE.

RES news

11 May 2021

#RES2021: Promoting Diversity in Economics

2021 Conference Videos

10 May 2021

#RES2021: Econometrics Journal - The Econometrics of Dynamic Discrete Choice

2021 Conference Videos

10 May 2021

Trustees Report 2020

Annual reporting

10 May 2021

RES 2020 Annual Review

RES Annual Review

10 May 2021

#RES2021: The Economic Rationale for Public Sector Broadcasting and Media

2021 Conference Videos

10 May 2021

#RES2021: Diversity in Economics Learning and Teaching (DELT)

2021 Conference Videos

09 May 2021

2021 AGM agenda and papers

Annual reporting

04 May 2021

#RES2021: Improving the Communication of Economic Statistics

2021 Conference Videos

04 May 2021

#RES2021: Finding the Missing Capitals - Sources of Growth Redefined

2021 Conference Videos

29 Apr 2021

Women's Committee: Hiring women in economics - what works

29 Apr 2021

Young Economist of the Year Competition launches for 2021

This year’s Young Economist of the Year Essay Competition has now launched, organised by RES in partnership with the Financial Times.

RES news

29 Apr 2021

#RES2021: Gender Economics - Policy Implications

2021 Conference Videos

29 Apr 2021

#RES2021: The Future of Funding Economic Research in the UK

2021 Conference Videos

28 Apr 2021

RES Young Economist Essay Competition Guidelines 2021

22 Apr 2021

2020 Austin Robinson Memorial Prize

The Economic Journal news

22 Apr 2021

#RES2021: Sargan Lecture - Causal Panel Data Models (Guido Imbens)

2021 Conference Videos

22 Apr 2021

#RES2021: Hahn Lecture with Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln

2021 Conference Videos

22 Apr 2021

2020 Royal Economic Society Prize

The Economic Journal news

21 Apr 2021

#RES2021: Lunchtime Chat - The State of the Economy (Lord Mervyn King and Rachel Glennerster)

2021 Conference Videos

21 Apr 2021

#RES2021: Lunchtime Chat - The State of Economic Science (Diane Coyle and Jean Tirole)

2021 Conference Videos

21 Apr 2021

#RES2021: Lunchtime Chat - The Last Letter from America (Sir Angus Deaton and Professor Tim Besley)

2021 Conference Videos

20 Apr 2021

#RES2021: EJ Lecture - Matthew Gentzkow

2021 Conference Videos

16 Apr 2021

#RES2021 in the Media

The RES 2021 Annual Conference included 130 sessions drawing speakers and delegates from across the world. A number of sessions and papers were covered in the media during and after the conference.

RES news

15 Apr 2021

#RES2021: Conference sessions now available on demand

For participants who missed or wish to re-watch a special session or keynote lecture, they can be viewed on demand via the Conference platform.

RES news

15 Apr 2021

#RES2021: Past President's Address (Lord Nicholas Stern)

15 Apr 2021

#RES2021: Past President's Address (Dame Rachel Griffith)

2021 Conference Videos

15 Apr 2021

RES 2021 Annual Conference: Past President's Address - Lord Nicholas Stern

2021 Conference Videos

14 Apr 2021

REGIONAL ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE AND LOCATION CHOICES OF PLANTS: Evidence from Germany

Media briefings

14 Apr 2021

FIRMS THAT AUTOMATE: Theory and evidence

Media briefings

14 Apr 2021

A LISBON STORY: Short-term rental platforms and the housing market

Media briefings

14 Apr 2021

THE URBAN WAGE PREMIUM IS GREATER FOR WOMEN: New UK evidence and an explanation

Media briefings

14 Apr 2021

EQUITABLE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN THE UK: A purple green red new deal

Media briefings

14 Apr 2021

SPECIALISTS OR ALL-ROUNDERS? New analysis of how best to select university students

Media briefings

13 Apr 2021

MENTAL HEALTH CONSEQUENCES OF PARENTAL DEATH: Evidence from Finland

Media briefings

13 Apr 2021

MACROECONOMIC DAMAGE FROM GENDER DISCRIMINATION

Media briefings

13 Apr 2021

PREFERENCE FOR SONS INCREASES HIV INFECTIONS: Evidence from sub-Saharan Africa

Media briefings