ERC merged with the Economic Reform Club in 1959, which had been founded by a number of prominent people who had become concerned at the poverty around them in the midst of plenty and began to question Britain's use of economic and monetary policies that had failed the nation in the past and were liable to go on perpetuating the sequence of boom, slump, boom of the 1920s. ERC's main objects are to (1) promote education in the science of economics, in particular monetary practice; (2) study presentations on monetary and economic subjects; (3) explore the fields of monetary and economic thought; (4) take steps to increase the interest of the public in the objects of the council by making known the results of study and research through publishing reports and other documents; and (5) encourage establishment by other countries of bodies having aims similar to those of the council and collaborate with such bodies to the public advantage.

Contact details

Website:
http://www.ercouncil.org

Address:
5 Albany Courtyard, Piccadilly, London W1J 0HF, UK

Country:
United Kingdom

Sub-region:
Northern Europe

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
UK
Operating languages
English

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
1943
Age (years)
Economic Research Council
80 
United Kingdom average
 35
Global average
 31
Founded by
Founders: N/A
Founder gender: N/A
Leadership
Leader(s) (2023): David Dike
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2022): N/A
Leader gender: N/A
Leader(s) (2021): Rt. Hon. Lord Lamont of Lerwick
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2021
Economic Research Council
 22
United Kingdom average
 34
Global average
 87
2020
Economic Research Council
 22
2019
Economic Research Council
 22
% Female staff
2021
Economic Research Council
 14%
United Kingdom average
 42%
Global average
 48%
2020
Economic Research Council
 14%
2019
Economic Research Council
 9%
% Female researchers
2021
Economic Research Council
 14%
United Kingdom average
 20%
Global average
 16%
2020
Economic Research Council
 14%
2019
Economic Research Council
 22%

Social

Likes (2023)
Economic Research Council
 733
United Kingdom average
 44,792
Global average
 27,094
Likes (2022)
Economic Research Council
 706
Likes (2021)
Economic Research Council
 717
Twitter
Followers (2023)
Economic Research Council
 1,565
United Kingdom average
 29,015
Global average
 19,389
Followers (2022)
Economic Research Council
 1,548
Followers (2021)
Economic Research Council
 1,545
Subscribers (2023)
Economic Research Council
 1,090
United Kingdom average
 12,247
Global average
 6,305
Subscribers (2022)
Economic Research Council
 1,050
Subscribers (2021)
Economic Research Council
 1,020
Followers (2023)
Economic Research Council
 87
United Kingdom average
 23,079
Global average
 11,185
Followers (2022)
Economic Research Council
 81
Followers (2021)
Economic Research Council
 74
Followers (2019)
Economic Research Council
 75
United Kingdom average
 5,547
Global average
 6,386

Data notes

Last updated: 22/01/2022
Rating of data accuracy (find out more) : Authenticated
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