Professional Development

The RES Professional Development offering consists of webinars and conference sessions which members may find helpful when developing their own professional skills.

RES Summit Events

Annually the RES offers its members a summit event which looks at a current hot topic.  The event consists of two parts – a panel of experts discuss the topic and look at how economists can continue to contribute to the debate and have impact.

The second part of the event provides practical insight from educators into how we can embed the teaching within core economics undergraduate units and the general principles that can be applied to embedding the topic within undergraduate degrees.

The 2023 Summit will look at the cost of living crisis and inflation. 

The 2022 Summit was on Climate Change. A recording of this event is now available.

Communicating economics to non-economists

In this session, we discuss tools and tips that academic economics can use to help them communicate better with non-economists – including policy makers, the media, young people and the general public. We cover both practical ways to improve communication skills and substantive topics such as how to convey uncertainty, model assumptions and other technical issues.  This recording will be of interest to: academics who want to develop their communication skills or who want to teach their students how to develop their communication skills.

Speakers: Martin Campbell, Ofgem; Johnny Rudge, NIESR and Dina Pomeranz, University of Zurich. Chair: Professor Parama Chaudhury, University College London

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Professional Development Sub-Committee


Parama Chaudhury

Professor (Teaching) | University College London

Parama is Professorial Teaching Fellow at UCL and the Director of UCL’s Centre for Teaching and Learning Economics. She is also Academic Director of Economics for Foreign Policy, UCL’s bespoke training course for HM Foreign and Commonwealth Office.


Dr Steven Proud

Co-opted Trustee | Deputy Chair University of Bristol

Steven Proud is a Reader of Economics Education at the University of Bristol, and deputy chair of the Education and Training Committee. He is an editor of the International Review of Economics Education, and is an executive board member of the Economics Network, which works to enhance the quality of economics teaching and learning. Steven’s research focusses on using empirical methods to evaluate the impact of pedagogical innovations.

Alongside this, Steven regularly writes for, and is an editor for, the Economics Review, providing application of economics to real-world problems for A-level students.