CORE in the Economist, too


Clearly we’re delighted that The Economist chose to write about the INET CORE Project. Click on this link to read it in the online version of the magazine (requires registration, but after registering you can read it for free). We would recommend you take the time to register and read the online version, because there are some excellent and well-informed comments below the line. Otherwise, here’s the text:

Comment in the FT

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Wendy Carlin’s opinion piece in the FT on 18 November (see the post at the FT here or, if you are not registered, we posted it here) prompted an often passionate debate in the comments below the article, and on Twitter. It also prompted several letters to the editor.

Wendy Carlin in the FT: Teaching what matters in economics


For those of you who can’t get through the Financial Times paywall, here’s our op-ed from today’s FT (click on the picture if you want to see it in pink). Please pass it on and tell us what you think: we value your support and your opinion. The curriculum is increasingly remote from what the experts now know, says Wendy Carlin This could be a golden age for economics. 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. At airport bookshops, Freakonomics, Why Nations Fail and Irrational Exuberance […]

Juliet Schor: Economics as if the last forty years didn’t happen


Juliet Schor is Professor of Sociology at Boston College, MA, US. This is the text of her address to the INET CORE Project workshop on 11 November 2013. Forty years ago a group of engineers and scientists at MIT began warning about the impacts of global economic activity on planetary ecosystems. They published a bestselling book called Limits to Growth in which they predicted that, if we continued with what we now call “business as usual”, there would be severe economic and ecological repercussions in the opening decades of the 21st century.

Photos from our launch


[wpnewcarousel name=”CORE launch” width=”” height=”” effect=”” startslide=”” animationspeed=”” imagepausetime=”” shownav=”” hoverpause=”” ] On 11 November our launch at HM Treasury attracted academics, professional economists, the press and, of course, economics students. We want to thank all of you who came, and all of you who have offered to help. In the next few months we will keep you up to date with the progress of our curriculum reform project, and follow us on Twitter for more news and links.

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