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Econofides: CORE in French high schools Mon 16th December 2019

In France many economists have been asking for a long time how we can make the economy exciting for high school students. But, then again, so have the teenagers who toil to learn about it, and the teachers who want to teach it. And France isn’t unusual. The magic fortress of economic concepts often seems […]

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The winners of the 2019 Schools Economics Challenge Mon 4th November 2019

Why is addressing climate change so difficult? That’s the question we posed in the 2019 Schools Economics Challenge, in which we partnered with the Financial Times for Schools. Teams were challenged to create an accessible and entertaining short video, making use of The Economy (if you’re wondering what we have to say about the climate […]

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What students and their teachers tell us about ESPP Fri 30th August 2019

“I told them it would be experimental,” says Carlos Cortinhas, who introduced the first beta units of Economy, Society and Public Policy (ESPP) to his students at the University of Exeter in 2018, “I explained to them that’s what economics is about. We try experiments. Sometimes they work, and sometimes they don’t.” Carlos created one […]

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Launching today: Economy, Society and Public Policy version 1.0 Tue 27th August 2019

Today we can unveil the 1.0 version of Economy, Society and Public Policy (ESPP), designed to introduce the power and excitement of economics to a wider audience – whether they are non-specialists taking a course in economics, in the workplace, or learning for themselves. ESPP 1.0 is online now and, as always, is free and […]