The RES 2021 Annual Conference included 130 sessions drawing speakers and delegates from over 35 countries. Conference sessions covered the breadth of the discipline including important methodological and theoretical work and applied research addressing some of the pertinent issues facing the UK economy, such as the post-Covid recovery and climate change. Other sessions discussed how economics can respond to big challenges, including how to communicate research, and the lack of diversity in the field.
Each day of the conference featured a Lunchtime Chat between two renowned speakers, with Lord Mervyn King and Dr Rachel Glennerster on 12 April, Sir Angus Deaton and Professor Tim Besley on 13 April and Professor Jean Tirole and Professor Diane Coyle on 14 April.
The conference also saw the announcement of a partnership between the RES and the Government Economic Service (GES), where economists working across HM Government will become RES members. On 14 April, GES hosted a session to discuss the role of economics in government with Clare Lombardelli (Her Majesty’s Treasury and Government Economic Service) and Stephen Aldridge (Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government).
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.
In 2022, the RES Annual Conference will take place in-person at the University of Warwick with a line-up of eminent speakers.
Not all sessions were recorded. Some speakers opted out of having their session made available on-demand.
If you did not attend the conference you can still view our on-demand content by becoming a RES member. New members will receive a code providing access to on-demand sessions via the Conference platform until Friday 23 April and can register retrospectively here.