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Latest press coverage on CORE

Poverty and inequality in a ‘Principles of Economics’ textbook

16 June 2018  

In the final of four articles examining CORE’s The Economy for the Economics & Political Weekly journal, Maitreesh Ghatak from the London School of Economics examines how The Economy introduces students to the topic of poverty and inequality and writes: “by paying careful attention to frictions in the economic institutions that underpin the market economy, [it] provides an alternative framework where inequality of opportunity becomes clear and visible.”

A better economics for the Indian context

16 June 2018  

In the third of four articles examining CORE’s The Economy for the Economics & Political Weekly journal, Amit Basole and Arjun Jayadev, both from the Azim Premji University, reflect on their experience of using The Economy to teach undergraduate students in India and discuss the need for a version of the alternative textbook that addresses the needs of students who seek to understand the Indian economy.

Teaching Macroeconomics

16 June 2018  

In the second of four articles examining CORE’s The Economy for the Economics & Political Weekly journal, Paul Segal  from the Department of International Development, King’s College London writes about the new approach to teaching macroeconomics: “By emphasising empirical applicability, and the linkages with microeconomics, it provides students with a more intuitive and realistic understanding than standard approaches.”

Macroeconomics in The Economy

16 June 2018  

In the first of four articles examining CORE’s The Economy for the Economics & Political Weekly journal, Pulapre Balakrishnan from the Ashoka University and the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode finds that The Economy is ” a worthwhile initiative that seeks to teach students about the economy, as opposed to teaching economics.” He examines the macroeconomic aspects of the textbook to understand how different the treatment is from extant approaches.

Economists in the doghouse

04/05/2018  

Wendy Carlin was a guest on a BBC World Service programme Business Daily where she discussed CORE’s efforts to transform the way economics is taught in universities in order to make it more relevant to the real world.