Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses in Economics

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 'THE ECONOMY' is a new online undergraduate economics curriculum launched in October 2014 at Uuniversity College London (UCL), created and produced by The CORE Project.

The course at UCL is part of a worldwide beta test of The Economy, a new online introduction to the field, which will - the course materials say - teach economics 'as if the last three decades had happened'. The course is based on an ebook, the beta version of which is now available to anyone for free online at www.core-econ.org.

The Economy combines text with pop-up questions to track learning and spark discussion as well as videos of Economists in Action. Students can click on an Einstein pop-up for help with difficult concepts.
Models and data come to life with interactive diagrams. Though the project has not been advertised and is barely launched, it already has almost 4,000 registered users.

The Economy is produced by the CORE Project (Curriculum Open access Resources in Economics), which is a group of more than 20 leading economists from around the world, coordinated by Professor Wendy Carlin of UCL. The CORE Project, launched in November 2013 at HM Treasury, is funded by the Institute for New Economics Thinking (INET) in New York and based at INET Oxford, part of the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford.

'Economists in universities and central banks were found wanting when the financial crisis hit', Carlin says. 'Students from Manchester to Santiago, Chile, demanded courses that helped them understand and engage with the big questions they face - not only the financial crisis, but rising inequality and environmental degradation.'

The course is also being piloted at:

University of Massachusetts, Boston, US (already initiated); undergraduate economics within a liberal arts degree

Columbia University, US (already initiated); Master of Public Policy

School of Public Policy, Central European University, Hungary (Autumn 2014); Master of Public Policy

Sciences-Po, France (January 2015); undergraduate economics degree

University of Sydney, Australia (March, 2015); undergraduate economics within an arts degree

Azim Premji University, India (March, 2015); undergraduate economics within a liberal arts degree

University of Siena, Italy (starts March 2015); undergraduate economics degree

The ebook launches officially in late 2016 after two rounds of beta testing.

To access the course materials yourself and to find out more about The CORE Project, visit www.core-econ.org and watch the short video on how to register.

To find out more about The Core Project, please contact:

Project manager Bob Denham (bob@core-econ.org, +44 7891 556599)

or Nirusha Vigi (N.Vigi@ucl.ac.uk, +44 20 3549 5382).

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