Economy, Society, and Public Policy

“Economy, Society, and Public Policy is an outstanding resource for teaching economic principles to students who will not major in the field. It provides an accessible yet comprehensive introduction to the economic ideas that are essential for understanding policy.”

Matthew DiGiuseppe, Leiden University, Netherlands

ESPP is for students from any programme of study. Students develop analytical tools and data handling skills as they engage with the most pressing policy problems facing our societies: inequality, financial instability, climate change, wealth creation, and innovation. No previous knowledge of economics is needed.

Find out more by reading the preface to ESPP or by watching this 5 minute video guide.


We released a new version of ESPP, revised following feedback from students and teachers, on 27 August 2019. Find out more in our blog.

ESPP is accompanied by step-by-step data-based projects that address important policy problems using real data. Go to Doing Economics.

ESPP is part of the Economics as a Quantitative Social Science (EQuSS) project, funded by the Nuffield Foundation.

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