The Economics Network

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  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:

By subscribing to the Network, among othese benefits, staff in your department will receive:

  • Reduced registration fees for all staff at the early careers workshop, the DEE conference and other one-day symposia
  • Free attendance for graduate teaching assistants at our economics specific training workshops
  • Advice, support and consultancy for internal departmental workshops and away days
  • Recognition of your department’s support on the Network’s website
  • Further details are available at:
  •  As an individual, you can: Add a case study to our Ideas Bank; Submit a paper to the International Review of Economics Education; Submit an article to the Economic Review.
  • Please visit the EN website to find out more about the benefits of subscribing to the Network.

    Other things the EN can assist with:
  • The Economics Network offers a range of departmental visits and workshops at no charge as well as national and international events. Contact the EN for more details.
  • The EN  conducts regular surveys to research the current state of teaching and learning in Economics Higher Education in the UK including National Surveys of Economics Lecturers. A main objective of this survey is to clarify current practices and issues of concern to Economics lecturers and their students. An executive summary and full report are available on their site.For further information go to the Economics Network website

The Economics Network also hosts sites and provides other resourceswhich support student learning, including:

Take a look here to see more about the EN.

Latest News from the EN

National Students Survey (NSS) Results and Comparison
We have recently published a short report presenting NSS data for economics and related subjects from 2010 to 2016. View the report

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.

New Resources:
• 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

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