2014 Annual Conference of the Royal Economic Society

The University of Manchester 

 Mon 7th April to Wed 9th April 2014

RES

Thanks to its crucial role in the Industrial Revolution, the city of Manchester has been called the world’s first modern city. It was at the heart of industrialisation of the textile industry but also played host to Friedrich Engels during his formative years; as such, it can lay claim to having influenced the roots of capitalism and communism! The city has undergone numerous social and economic changes since then and continues to enjoy a central role in British cultural life, hosting numerous museums, art galleries, theatres and, of course, football clubs. It also offers a unique geographical position, perched between the Lake District in the North, and Peak District in the East and Wales to the West. For all these reasons, it is easily reached by air (Manchester Airport is a short distance away and offers direct access to European and other international flights), and by direct trains from around the country (including London).

The University of Manchester can be traced back to 1824 and has hosted 25 Nobel Laureates, including three in Economics (Arthur Lewis, John Hicks and Joseph Stiglitz). It is located in the centre of the City, offering excellent access to accommodation, dining and cultural activities.

Keynote Speakers

David Autor (MIT) will deliver the EJ lecture;
Sendhil Mullainathan (Harvard) will deliver the Hahn lecture;
Hélène Rey (LBS) will deliver the Sargan lecture.

 

Call for Papers

Submissions are invited for the 2014 Annual Conference, taking place on 7-9 April at the University of Manchester. Papers and proposals for Special Sessions are invited from academic, government and business economists in any field of economics and econometrics. Thedeadlines for submissions are as follows:

  • Deadline for the submission of papers: 13 October 2013. This must be done via this link.
  • Deadline for the submission of special session proposals: 3 November 2013These should be sent to the Programme Chair at the e-mail address below and should include a short description of the intended session along with the proposed list of contributors (typically three/four, perhaps including the proposer) and indicative paper titles.

Authors of papers accepted for presentation at the RES Conference will be entitled to submit their papers (at the end of the conference) for possible publication in the Conference issue of the Economic Journal. The Conference issue is edited to the same standards as regular issues of the Economic Journal. Promising papers not ready for publication in the Conference issue may be invited to resubmit for a later Economic Journal issue using the same referees and reports from the Conference issue.

Please send any questions about this Call to the Programme Chair.

Social Events

Monday evening reception at the National Football Museum. Drinks, canapes and interactive fun for everyone (not just football fans).

Tuesday evening reception and conference dinner at the Palace Hotel, one of Manchester’s iconic Victorian landmark buildings.


 

Organisation

The Programme Chair is Oriana Bandiera (LSE, [email protected]) and the Deputy Programme Chair is Ethan Ilzetzki (LSE); the Local Organiser is Denise Osborn (Manchester) who can be contacted at [email protected].