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Latest press coverage on CORE

Is it time for a new economics curriculum?

  8 October 2021

In his latest inquiry on The New Yorker, Nick Romeo discusses how CORE’s The Economy is presenting economics students with an updated curriculum, which teaches economics ‘as if the last thirty years had happened’.

Beware economists bearing policy paradigms

  11 May 2021

Dani Rodrik highlights that a key advantage of the CORE approach is its move to replace the standard benchmarks of economics with alternatives that are more realistic and useful.

Efforts to modernise economics teaching are gathering steam

  20 March 2021

A report of the American Economic Association urges teachers to avoid using “trivial or sexist” examples such as sports cars or beers, in favour of weightier applications, for example climate change and inequality. The Economist singles out CORE for starting “with inequality, rather than presenting it as an afterthought”. You can read the full article as a PDF.

Rethinking Economics

  2 March 2021

In the Spring 2021 issue of IMF’s Finance & Development, Wendy Carlin and Samuel Bowles argue that the pandemic has intensified doubts about the current economic paradigm taught to undergrads. They further stress the need for a lens that can focus on the exercise of private power as well as concerns about fairness and other social norms.