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Latest news and blogs from the CORE team

ESPP by the people who helped to create it
ESPP by the people who helped to create it Tue 6th March 2018

If you would like to know more about why The CORE Team created ESPP and Doing Economics, and how we think it might be used, listen to this podcast (9 mins) featuring Wendy Carlin of CORE and UCL, Michael Muthukrishna of the London School of Economics, Simon Gallacher at our grant funders The Nuffield Foundation, and Alvin […]

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Introducing Economy, Society, and Public Policy: A new ebook by The CORE Team

Today we are launching beta versions of the first five units of a new ebook called Economy, Society, and Public Policy. Wendy Carlin, CORE course director, says that this “is for all of those people, whether they’re in university or not, who are interested in better understanding the world. And I think we’ve realised over […]

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Why non-specialists need to understand economics Wed 31st January 2018

Deborah Mabbett is one of our enthusiastic volunteers who are helping to shape our new e-book for students not specialising in economics, Economy, Society, and Public Policy. She explains why she got involved. Who are you? I am a professor in the Department of Politics at Birkbeck, and convenor of a masters degree programme in […]

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Crowdsourcing a better textbook Fri 26th January 2018

In early 2017, after one of his Introduction to Economics lectures at the University of Manchester, Mihai Codreanu overheard one of his fellow students asking about comparative advantage. Afterwards, he sat down with his colleague to work through the examples in The Economy in more detail. He did the calculations, drew the graphs, and found […]