Introducing Unit 20: Innovation, information and the networked economy


The study of innovation is missing from most undergraduate economics textbooks. When it is included, it is often relegated to the back of the book. But we’d argue that understanding the economics of innovation is fundamental to understanding growth and technological progress, which is why we have released our first entirely new unit for more than a year (Unit 20), titled Innovation, information and the networked economy. Professor Diane Coyle (University of Manchester), one of the authors of the unit (the others are Georg von Graevenitz of Queen Mary University of London, Sam Bowles and Wendy Carlin) points out that: “The economics of innovation […]

CORE In Action: University of La Réunion


At the University of La Réunion, the academic team in charge of the first year of Economic and Social Administration (AES), as well as of Economics and Business, was thoroughly enticed by the philosophy of the CORE project – that is, we should now teach economics ‘as if the last three decades had happened’. The members of that team are Yves Croissant, Sabine Garabedian, Freddy Huet, Zoulfikar Mehoumoud Issop, Stéphane Murday and Olivia Ricci. The economics department at the University of La Réunion recently introduced a new curriculum characterized by a common set of classes to be attended by every […]

L’expérience du projet CORE à l’université de La Réunion


A l’université de La Réunion, une équipe d’enseignants intervenant en première année d’Administration Economique et Sociale (AES) et d’économie-gestion a été fortement séduite par la philosophie du projet Core selon laquelle il est temps à présent d’enseigner l’économie comme elle s’est construite ces trois dernières décennies ! Les membres de l’équipe sont Yves Croissant, Sabine Garabedian, Freddy Huet, Zoulfikar Mehoumoud Issop, Stéphane Murday et Olivia Ricci. Le département d’économie de l’université de La Réunion a mis en place récemment une nouvelle maquette d’enseignements qui propose un portail d’accès unique pour des études en économie. C’était donc le moment idéal pour proposer à leurs étudiants un […]

Mathematics for Economists: 30% off the cover price


Many of you will have downloaded the CORE Leibniz supplements created by Malcolm Pemberton and Nicholas Rau, authors of Mathematics for Economists: An Introductory Textbook. Now, thanks to Manchester University Press, CORE readers can purchase the 4th edition (published in 2016, right) at a special 30% discount by quoting discount code ASFLYQ6. To place an order if you live in North America, please click here. For orders if you live in the rest of the world, please click here instead. When you click on the links you will be offered the book at full price. Select the book, add it to your […]

CORE in action: Students at Lahore University of Management Sciences


We spoke to Haleema and Ayesha, two students at the Lahore University of Management Sciences who learnt CORE as part of their syllabus this year, how they found the syllabus, and what would they change? Haleema  – Economics and Political Science, 1st year CORE: What did you think of the CORE material? Haleema: I took Introduction to Microeconomics in my first semester – the course was taught, for the first time, using the CORE textbook and it was a remarkable experience. The textbook, available online and on download, had interactive features such as step by step diagrams and video links that proved immensely […]

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