Economics Education

An understanding of the economy shouldn’t be restricted to the few who choose economics at school or university.

It was a real privilege to join Andy Haldane, Wendy Carlin, and many of the Core Economics Education Team at the Bank of England, for a discussion of the public purpose of economics education.  At a time when there is often a mismatch between economic theory and what happens in the real-world, perhaps it’s time for new economics for new problems, for a fresh approach which challenges orthodox views.  The CE team offers free knowledge by providing a model of high-quality open access educational resources.

Delegates stressed the importance of showcasing economics events, citing examples such as the FT’s Economics Class, student ambassador programmes, and university classes.  Given the current global economic climate, this is a golden age for studying economics and educating the policy makers of tomorrow.