Latest news and blogs from the CORE team

CORE Doing Economics Competition 2019 Mon 18th February 2019

The CORE Project is launching the Doing Economics Data Competition 2019. The competition is open to any student enrolled in any undergraduate degree program in any country. We present students with the following challenge: Using the data in CORE’s Doing Economics, produce a short report that identifies a specific policy problem related to one of […]

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CORE project coordinator position Tue 29th January 2019

CORE’s efforts to engage secondary school students include the organisation of a worldwide video competition, in partnership with the Financial Times Secondary Schools. We are challenging students in schools across the world to create an accessible and entertaining three minute video on an economic topic (find out more at: and We’re looking for a […]

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Escaping from imaginary worlds – update Sun 13th January 2019

Since 2016 we have been asking economics teachers who are using CORE in instruction around the world to run a simple word clouds exercise. They pose the following question to students on the first day of their introductory classes: ‘What is the most pressing problem economists today should be addressing?’, with the results summarised in […]

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CORE Schools Economics Challenge 2018, in collaboration with the Financial Times: The winner is in! Thu 15th November 2018

Congratulations to The European School Karlsruhe, the winner of the CORE Schools Economics Challenge 2018, and especially to Ellen Gerisch (left) and Maria Assanbaev (right), who created the high-speed animation in the winning entry. The European School Karlsruhe will receive £1,500, and Maria and Ellen will share £500 Amazon vouchers. In partnership with the Financial […]