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Royal Economic Society 2019 Annual Conference

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Royal Economic Society 2019 Annual Conference

Prestigious Royal Economics Conference to be hosted at the University of Warwick

Date: 15-17 April 2019

Location: University of Warwick

The Department of Economics will host the Royal Economic Society 2019 Annual Conference from Monday 15 April to Wednesday 17 April, 2019. Keynote lectures will be given by Anne Case (Princeton), James J. Heckman (Chicago), Eliana La Ferrara (Bocconi), and the Past President's keynote address will be given by Peter Neary (Oxford).

In addition to the main conference agenda, special events include a mentoring retreat for female junior economists (14-15 April), the “RES Presents” series of evening events open to the public (15- 17 April), and a symposium of junior researchers on 18 April. Registration for the symposium is now open here.

For more information please visit the RES website.

For any queries related to the registration or conference logistics, please contact

      3 day Conference package deal

      Conference pass + accommodation 14, 15 & 16 April + social events)

      Please note all accommodation is a single bedroom with en-suite bathroom.

      RES Member  
      Early Bird price £505.00
      Regular Price £625.00
      Early Bird price £670.00
      Regular price £740.00

      2 day Conference package deal

      Conference pass + accommodation 15 & 16 April + social events

      Please note all accommodation is a single bedroom with en-suite bathroom.

      RES Member  
      Early Bird price £450.00
      Regular price £570.00
      Early Bird price £615.00
      Regular price £685.00

      Conference fees excluding accommodation

      Full 3 days (includes Gala Dinner)

      RES Member  
      Early Bird price £330.00
      Regular price £450.00
      Early Bird price £495.00
      Regular price £565.00

      One day without Gala Dinner

      Monday or Wednesday

      RES member  
      Early Bird price £145.00
      Regular price £205.00
      Early Bird price £220.00
      Regular price £285.00

      One day with Gala Dinner

      Tuesday 16th April

      RES Member  
      Early Bird price £195.00
      Regular price £260.00
      Early Bird price £275.00
      Regular price £335.00


      Gala Dinner guest £55.00

      The Annual Conference is the Royal Economic Society flagship event. It brings together hundreds of academic and professional economists to present the latest developments in economics and showcase their real-world application. This year’s keynote speakers are:

      A draft version of the programme can be found here

      James J. Heckman

      James J. Heckman is the Henry Shultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and Public Policy and Director of the Center for the Economics of Human Development at the University of Chicago. He was one of the founders of the Harris School of Public Policy and in 2010 cofounded the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group.

      Anne Case

      Anne Case is the Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs Emeritus at Princeton University, where she is the Director of the Research Program in Development Studies. Dr. Case has written extensively on health over the life course. She has been awarded the Kenneth J. Arrow Prize in Health Economics from the International Health Economics Association or her work on the links between economic status and health status in childhood.

      Eliana La Ferrara

      Eliana La Ferrara is the Invernizzi Chair in Development Economics at Bocconi University, Milan. She is President of the European Economic Association and of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD). She directs the Laboratory for Effective Anti-poverty Policies (LEAP) at Bocconi. She is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and of CEPR, EUDN and IGIER. Her research fields are Development Economics and Political Economics.

      Peter Neary

      Peter Neary is Professor of Economics at Oxford University and a Professorial Fellow of Merton College. Educated at University College Dublin and Oxford, he was Professor of Political Economy at University College Dublin from 1980 to 2006.

        All conference accommodation is en-suite single bedroom, located 2 minute walk from the conference venues. The accommodation is managed by Warwick Conferences and includes free parking and Wi-Fi. More information for delegates will be provided before the conference.

        University of Warwick is at the heart of the Midlands and can be accessed through various types of transport. For more information please follow the link here

        Joining instructions for delegates are now available on the RES webpage here

          The Royal Economic Society is pleased to announce its 5th Symposium of Junior Researchers, which will take place on 18 April, 2019 at the University of Warwick.

          Keynote Lecture: "Providing Advice to Job Seekers: Experimental Evidence" by Professor Michèle Belot

          With the support of the Royal Economic Society, the event is organised by research students for research students. Its objectives are to bring together students to foster discussion and dissemination of research in all areas of economics. The Symposium takes place following the Annual Conference of the RES.
          It is our hope to bring together a larger group of researchers than only the presenters, and attendance (up to full capacity) is encouraged for all who are interested, even those who do not present. The format includes parallel presentation sessions and a poster session, in which young economists will have the opportunity to discuss and disseminate their research. Each presenter will be a discussant for another paper in the same presentation session.

          For more information and registration for the symposium, please visit the their website.

            RES Presents is a series of events for the general public featuring renowned economists discussing topical issues. RES Presents takes place during the Annual Conference and is a free event open to everyone.

            This year’s RES Presents features three open discussions. Each meeting will feature a panel of speakers plus a chair, with opening remarks from each speaker and then a general discussion and plenty of Q&A.

            For more information and to register, visit the RES Presents webpage

            We would suggest you take a look at where you can see pictures, details and current prices of everything that is available for undergraduates. If you can’t find the information you are looking for there you can email and they will be happy to help you.

                Filming Disclaimer

                The Royal Economic Society will be filming parts of the Conference for wider dissemination, as in previous years. It is presumed that those attending the RES Conference have no objection to being included in footage of the Conference. Any attendee who explicitly wishes not to be included in any broadcast film should approach the RES organisers during the Conference. We will then seek to edit film footage accordingly.