CORE in the news

Latest press coverage on CORE

It is never too late to return to university

  14 January 2020

Simon Greaves, the Financial Times’ video revise editor, reflects on his PPE MSc course at Birkbeck, University of London as a “very mature postgraduate”. The compulsory economics module was taught using CORE, which “challenged our thinking, prejudices and the orthodox view of capitalism. Its examination of centuries of inequality did just that and gave us the tools to compare countries’ progress and model the impact of policy options.”

Read Simon’s article by following the link in the title above or by downloading a PDF copy.

My New Year’s resolution? I want to help renovate economic theory

  26 December 2019

In an op-ed, Danielle Allen commends CORE for working on new approaches to the teaching of economics and resolves to help that renovation by following along as David Brancaccio, host of public radio’s “Marketplace Morning Report,” engages his listeners in a virtual book club, reading a chapter a month of “an important new open-access economics textbook called Economy, Society, and Public Policy”. Link to the article below, or as a pdf document here.

Everyday Economists

  30 July 2019

Sam Bowles speaks to Boston Review editor-in-chief Joshua Cohen about his work and CORE: “We’re advocating for a new way of understanding how the economy works, what people are like, how we interact in the economy and with our biosphere.”

It’s time we tear up our economics textbooks and start over

  23 June 2019

In an opinion piece on the state of economics textbooks, Robert J. Samuelson says it is time to examine other models, besides e.g. Mankiw’s “Principles of Economics”, and mentions The Economy as an example. Link to the article below, or as a pdf document here.

Thoughts on a new economic didactics

  16 April 2019

A report in the eticaeconomia magazine on Wendy Carlin’s and Sam Bowles’ talk at the Sapienza University of Rome, where they presented the new paradigm in economics education CORE is introducing. Find the original article at the link below, and a  translation into English (pdf download).