The Economics Network aims to enhance the quality of learning and teaching throughout the higher education economics community.
"By providing additional support to lecturers and students alike, [the Economics Network] plays an invaluable role in furthering the university study of economics.” - Sir Charles Bean, RES President and Former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England.
The Economics Network is supported by the Royal Economic Society, the Scottish Economic Society and 37 UK higher education economics departments. If your department is not yet part of this community please see the EN website for more information about benefits and how to join.
Some of the benefits for EN subscribers:
The Economics Network also hosts sites and provides other resourceswhich support student learning, including:
Take a look here to see more about the EN.
Employers Survey 2014-2015. The fourth survey by the EN aims to improve understanding of the skills and knowledge economics graduates require to be effective in the workplace. This research was conducted with the support of the Government Economic Service and the Society of Business Economists. Read more.
The Economics Network held its 2016 Early Careers workshop at the University of Westminster in April. The workshop was very successful with delegates from twenty different institutions in attendance. Read a report on the event.
The Network will be running its autumn workshops for graduate teaching assistants in September and October. We are in the process of arranging dates and venues and will update our website at these are confirmed. Please let the EN know if your department would be interested in hosting a workshop (firstname.lastname@example.org)
• National Student Survey results for Economics up to 2015
• New case study: Illustrating the econometric analysis of causality via an application to the UK housing market, Steve Cook, Swansea University (published April 2016)
• New case study: Forecasting using exponential smoothing: Developing understanding via replication and contemporary applications, Steve Cook, Swansea University (published April 2016)
• New case study: A Simulator for Teaching Macroeconomics at Undergraduate Level, Aleks Angelov and Aleksander Vasilev, American University in Bulgaria (published February 2016)
• Updated: Guide to blogging in Economics, 2016 version by Martin Poulter
• Map of the birthplaces of more than 5000 economists, Martin Poulter - to access, click 'run' and wait a moment, then click a dot to see name and year
Other events in economics education
Ecuator seminar series: Steering Summative, Framing Formative: A Practical Guide into HE Assessment Practices, 17 May, University of East Anglia
CORE workshop: Implementing and Teaching CORE, 25 May, University of Glasgow
The aim of this workshop is to introduce delegates to CORE, including what differentiates it from other first year economics principles modules, and the impact its implementation has on teaching. Presenters will share their experiences of teaching CORE in a number of universities and address both the benefits and difficulties of implementing such a course. Delegates will also be introduced to the additional resources available for teachers, as well as given examples of how the material has been used in the classroom in a variety of settings.
Ecuator seminar series: Celebrating the Economics of Education, 1 June, University of East Anglia
American Economic Association: Conference on Teaching and Research in Economics Education, 1-3 June, JW Marriott Atlanta