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 the RES quarterly member newsletter (online or printed version) which includes topical articles, comments and letters
  • Priority to attend our series of events
  • Tax relief (see below) for UK members on RES membership fees
  • Access the Members Only portal on the Society website

Membership categories

Join the RES today – annual membership starts from £19.

Volunteering for the RES

There are a number of volunteering opportunities open to RES members. If you’d like to volunteer, get in touch through the button below.

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.

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.

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.


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

Journal prizes

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.

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.

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

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.