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Doing economics and the climate emergency Tue 16th July 2019

If you read the blog we published yesterday, you might have noticed that three of the four winners of the student Doing Economics Data Competition 2019 took on the same subject: the climate emergency. That wasn’t a fluke, because the majority of the entries we received were on that topic too. The environment was one […]

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The winners of the CORE Doing Economics Competition 2019 Mon 15th July 2019

On 18 February this year, we issued the challenge to undergraduate students around the world, in any discipline, to use our Doing Economics empirical projects to produce a report “that identifies a specific policy problem related to one of the following topics: climate change, well-being or inequality; explain why it is important, and suggest how […]

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The UCL Economics Challenge 2019 Tue 23rd April 2019

UCL is particularly keen on encouraging people from under-represented backgrounds to study economics. Different sorts of people bring different perspectives and experiences of the world around us, and that’s the world that UCL’s students study. That’s one reason why, in 2018-19, UCL faculty created the Economics Challenge for local schools. The university has a history of inclusivity […]

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Getting our facts right Wed 17th April 2019

When reading The Economy, are you intrigued by our claim that “white people who think that being white is important to getting ahead strongly support redistribution to the poor,” and want to find out more? Maybe you are sceptical that Thriller, by Michael Jackson “is the best-selling music album in history”. Or do you just […]