a global community of learners, teachers and researchers
a problem-motivated and interactive way to learn economics
bringing recent developments in the subject into the classroom
giving everyone the tools to understand the economics of the world around them
Founder and former director of the Toulouse School of Economics, and CORE teacher
“The CORE Project is the best innovation in economic education that I have seen in my career. A smorgasbord of ideas that refresh our old concepts, moving our standard discourse from dismal to light, from a dehumanized science to a spirited vision of the world.”
Professor of Economics at Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, and CORE teacher
“CORE is a brilliant way to introduce students to economics: it combines state of the art economic theory with a big-picture perspective on modern development; and it does it using a variety of new teaching tools that students love.”
Second year student at University College London
Unlike other textbooks, it really addresses the key questions students are interested in so we can explain historic and current events, using past crises, for example, to show how the concepts and models you learn can be used to analyse what’s happening in the real world. No other course is discussed as widely by students outside of lectures. CORE makes studying economics exciting.
“Recent advances in theory, economic history and quantitative methods have provided tools to address pressing issues of inequality of opportunity, financial instability and climate change…This is a great time to be an economist. It is time we made it a golden age for students of economics.”
Wendy Carlin, writing in the Financial Times
“A bold revamp of how economics is taught at universities across the world is increasing students’ enthusiasm for their discipline as well as their grades.”
Times Literary Supplement
CORE Economics Education is a charity registered in England and Wales (number 1175143) for the public benefit, the advancement of education in economics and related fields and to raise public awareness, through the provision of teaching and learning materials and associated activities.
The Charity is overseen by Trustees who meet regularly to manage the charity’s business and guide the strategic planning with the aim of raising the level of public understanding of economics by presenting the best of economic research in an accessible and engaging form, which is free to anyone with access to the internet.
The day-to-day running of CORE is delegated to the Charity Secretary, Professor Wendy Carlin, while operations are undertaken by the CORE Production team.
CORE Economics Education 2017 Annual Report (pdf download)