Annual conference

The Annual Conference is our flagship event and brings together hundreds of academic and professional economists to present the latest developments in economics and showcase their real-world application.

​Our Annual Conference usually consists of four keynote lectures, special sessions and a plenary session. 

The Annual Conference is followed by the RES Symposium of Junior Researchers, an event for and run by PhD students. To support postgraduate students wishing to attend we also offer a PhD financial assistance fund.

What is the RES Annual Conference?

The Royal Economic Society Annual Conference 2013 — as described by Professor Richard Blundell, President from 2010 to 2013.

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Why attend the conference?

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Sargan lecture

Sponsored by The Econometrics Journal, the Sargan lecture commemorates the contribution and influence of (John) Denis Sargan on econometrics.  The lecture focuses on theoretical and applied econometrics.  

Economic Journal lecture

The Economic Journal invites a world-renowned economist to present their cutting edge research. 

Hahn lecture

Named after former RES President Frank Hahn, who helped establish the annual conference in its modern form.

Past President address

Delivered by the Past President of the Society.

Special Sessions

Topical discussions which draw on the latest research. 

General Sessions

Topical discussions which draw on the latest research. 

Plenary Sessions

Topical panel sessions.