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Latest press coverage on CORE

Economists should be able to save the world

  17 January 2021

Talous, the Finnish translation of The Economy, is now available online for free.

Elli-Alina Hiilamo wrote in the Helsingin Sanomat about the CORE Project, its work and its mission to reform the economics curriculum.

The article is in Finnish. An English translation is available here.

Economics and its identity crisis

  20 August 2020

Martin Sandbu, in his Free Lunch column in the Financial Times on economics and its identity crisis, notes how racism and misogyny feeds disenchantment with economics, as did inequality and financial instability a decade ago, and mentions CORE’s work as a way to redesign undergraduate curricula for the better. The full article is also available as a PDF copy.

Teaching economics for a better world

  5 June 2020

Francesc Trillas (Universitat Autònoma Barcelona) explains CORE’s objectives and recent teaching and learning developments.

The article is in Spanish. An English translation is available here.

Covid-19 is resetting the way we talk about the economy

  23 April 2020

In an op-ed, Wendy Carlin and Samuel Bowles discuss how the twin crises of climate change and the pandemic provide an opportunity to transform economic thinking. Ethical considerations will be unavoidable, but they will enrich our economic vernacular.

Read Wendy and Samuel’s article by following the link below or by downloading a PDF copy.

The coming battle for the COVID-19 narrative

  10 April 2020

Like the Great Depression and WWII, the COVID-19 pandemic (along with climate change) will alter how we think about the economy and public policy, not only in seminars and policy think tanks, but also in the everyday vernacular by which people talk about their livelihoods and futures. It will likely prompt a leftward shift on the government-versus-markets continuum of policy alternatives. But more important, it may overturn that anachronistic one-dimensional menu by including approaches drawing on social values going beyond compliance and material gain.