"..an instinctive focus on the human side of Enterprise."

The Economic Research Council is pleased to have a reciprocal arrangement with Devonshire House.

About ERC

The Economic Research Council and Devonshire House offer each other’s members preferential rates on all our Events, details of which are published on each other’s website and communicated directly when bookings are being taken.

Founded in 1943, The Economic Research Council is one of Britain’s leading economics-based think tanks, dedicated to discuss, dispute, debate and generally seek enlightenment on economic issues of all kinds. The Economic Research Council, Britain’s oldest economics-based think tank, is dedicated to extending the reach of economic education, debate and leadership. In support of this, the ERC raises the profile of economic conversations; they host events to cultivate wider accessibility, inclusion and civic participation.

Founded as the Joint Council for Economic and Monetary Research, its origins go back at least a decade earlier to the 1930s, when a number of prominent people, concerned at the poverty around them in the midst of plenty, started questioning the use in Britain of a monetary system that had failed the nation in the past and was liable to go on perpetuating the sequence of boom, slump, boom of the 1920s.

The ERC have a full progamme of Events, details of which are made available to DHN Members on a continuous basis. Their normal Events take place at the Royal Overseas League Club in London starting at 6.30pm with a short drinks reception followed by a talk by a distinguished Economist at 7pm with the formal proceedings finishing at about 8pm. They also have larger scale Events which are invariably very well attended.

Devonshire House members may wish, if meeting the ERC membership criteria, to become members of the ERC and enjoy the benefits of membership – more info on their website www.ercouncil.org.

With the Rt Hon Lord Lamont of Lerwick as President and Damon de Laszlo as Chairman.

Norman Lamont

Rt Hon Lord Lamont of Lerwick


Damon de Laszlo


The ERC has a distinguished number of Vice Presidents – Professor Tim Congdon, Peter Griffiths, Professor Brian Reading, David B. Smith, Dr Peter Warburton. Their Vice-Chairman is John Mills.

ERC Events are generously subsidised by ERC themselves but they do offer referrals from Devonshire House special preferential rates of £5 off the ticket price, whether that is the £15 “Early Bird” offer or the £20 full price (so they’d become £10 and £15).  Where these opportunities arise, a special discount code will be provided.

The day to day business of the ERC is managed by Aimée Allam who would be pleased to hear from you.

Aimée Allam – Programme Director

 Economic Research Council, 5 Albany Courtyard, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0HF

aimee@ercouncil.org     www.ercouncil.org    0203 793 7159