The Royal Economic Society joins the Academy of Social Sciences

13 December 2019

The Academy of Social Science is delighted to welcome its latest Member Learned Society – the Royal Economic Society (RES).

The RES joins 44 other member learned societies of the Academy. These embrace the major disciplines, and many sub-disciplines and areas of study, which make up the social sciences. Together, the Academy and Member Learned Societies have 90,000 social scientists within their collective memberships; a powerful voice for the sector.

The Academy of Social Sciences is the national academy of academics, learned societies and practitioners in the social sciences. Its mission is to promote social science in the United Kingdom for the public benefit. In addition to the Member Learned Societies, the Academy has around 1400 individual Fellows, and a number of affiliates. Fellows are distinguished scholars and practitioners from academia and the public and private sectors. The Academy’s purpose is to ‘promote the social sciences in the UK for public benefit’. It currently does this through advocacy linked to its Campaign for social science, by bringing evidence to influence policy, by providing an active forum for learned societies, and by recognising excellence.

Rita Gardner, Chief Executive of the Academy, says, “We are absolutely delighted to welcome RES into the Academy of Social Sciences and look forward to working with them and other Member Learned Societies as the Academy develops and implements its new strategy. The UK is a world leader across the social sciences and the more we can act together to demonstrate that the better.”

With over 4,000 members worldwide, the Royal Economic Society is one of the oldest economic associations in the world. Founded as the British Economic Association in 1890, it became the Royal Economic Society upon receiving its Royal Charter in 1902. The RES is a registered charity and membership is open to anyone who shares its aims and objectives. Its 2019-2023 strategy places an emphasis on enhancing the credibility and visibility of economics, and improving diversity in the discipline.

Leighton Chipperfield, Chief Executive of the Royal Economic Society, says, “Coordination between and across the social sciences has never been more important, both for the communities we serve, and to address some of the biggest issues in society. We are pleased to join the Academy of Social Sciences to support this effort, and to highlight the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration and research.”

You can find out more about RES on their website

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