Undergraduate Economists

Undergraduate Economists

The Society supports the Economics Network, which provides a wealth of resources to undergraduate Economics students. See both www.whystudyeconomics.ac.uk and www.studyingeconomics.ac.uk/, for advice, help and information for current and prospective Economics undergraduates. You will also find helpful guidance on further study and careers for Economics graduates at After your degree.

There are further resources for undergraduate economists in other sections of the RES website, including in the Resources section. You might also want to browse the Media/Policy section, from where you can download webcasts and related material, and find out information about the Public Lecture and Policy Lecture series.

CORE Project:  The CORE Project (Curriculum Open access Resources in Economics),  is a group of more than 20 leading economists from around the world, coordinated by Professor Wendy Carlin of UCL, 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', Wendy 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 CORE Project launched a new undergraduate curriculum in October 2014.
The new 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.

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.

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