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A global initiative
A global initiative Mon 29th September 2014

The CORE Project was created to help teachers and students everywhere in the world. A quick count of the top-level domains of our subscribers’ emails tells us that we have readers from at least 60 countries already, although there are probably many more we haven’t picked up. It demonstrates that there’s an appetite for a different type […]

The FT on the CORE rollout
The FT on the CORE rollout Thu 25th September 2014

In an article (“Universities to revamp economics courses”) published Monday describing our ebook, the Financial Times reported that “Universities across four continents are rolling out a revamped economics curriculum” (requires free registration). Among other subjects the article covered the potential impact of our material on teaching methods: “This leaves more time for applications to policy and empirical problems in class,” […]

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The “O” in CORE: open-access Tue 9th September 2014

The “O” in CORE stands for “open-access”. Some of you have contacted us to ask what this means in practice. Rajiv Sethi, professor of Economics at Barnard College, Columbia University, and one of the economists who helped create The Economy, explains clearly in this helpful blog why The CORE Project has a bigger goal than the creation […]

The CORE Project Facebook page
The CORE Project Facebook page Sat 6th September 2014

We are a small group, mostly made up of volunteers, so one of the challenges for us in making the beta version of our ebook available was how to cope with the comments, requests for support or questions that we will receive in the next few months. We’d also like to give you a place to discuss the course […]