The Royal Economic Society is pleased to announce its 3rd Symposium of Junior Researchers, which will take place on 13/04/2017 at the University of Bristol, UK.

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 at all stages of their theses and to foster discussion and dissemination research in all areas of economics. The Symposium takes place following the Annual Conference of the RES so as to maximise networking opportunities.

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.

There will be an award of £100 for the best paper and the winner will get to present her/his paper in a plenary session at the symposium and will be entitled to submit her/his paper for possible publication in the conference issue of the Economic Journal (Submissions will be subject to the journal’s standard referring and editorial processes and acceptance of papers is not guaranteed). This year's Keynote Speech will be given by Rachel Griffith (University of Manchester).