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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.
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’.
The awards ceremony for the 2021 Young Economist of the Year Competition was held at Imperial College London on 20 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.
Daron Acemoglu describes our predicament as a critical juncture.
Members are now invited to select their new membership price.
The 2021 Nobel Prize in Economics has been awarded to Guido Imbens, David Card and Joshua Angrist.
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.
Deadline for Call for Paper is Sunday 7 November 2021at 23.59 (GMT)
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.
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.
The RES Women’s Committee hold an annual Mentoring Programme, offering early career female researchers with the opportunity to attend an online mentoring programme.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Royal Economic Society is now inviting applications for the new role of Office Manager.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The RES quarterly newsletter for July has now been published, entitled ‘Notes from an online conference’.
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.
Through Amazon Smile, RES members and supporters can help the Society raise additional funds for our charitable activities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Presents was held on June 15. This year RES Presents looked at ‘Brexit, UK and Ireland’.
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.
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.
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.
The Society invites applications for various roles.
On Monday 21 June, RES and the Government Economic Service (GES) will host a webinar on racial inequalities with Professor Glenn Loury.
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.
The RES Symposium of Junior Researchers was held online (in partnership with Queen’s University Belfast) on 18 May.
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.
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.
This year’s Young Economist of the Year Essay Competition has now launched, organised by RES in partnership with the Financial Times.
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.
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.