Putting the economy at the centre of economics education

The Centre for Economy Studies works on improving and modernising economics education to ensure that students will be better prepared for their future careers and the societal challenges we face today and in the coming decades. 

The Economy Studies approach to economics education emphasises the importance of real world knowledge, engaging teaching formats and independent, critical and open-minded thinking.

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New Teaching Pack:

We are thrilled to announce the release of our Special Issue in collaboration with the International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education, titled “Reflections on and Applications of Economy Studies: A Guide to Rethinking Economics Education“.

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What others say

“A tremendous resource for both teachers and students of economics.”

Prof. Wendy Carlin (UCL), director of the CORE Economics Education Project

“Based on a thorough analysis, the authors argue for a radical rethink of how economics is taught. Whether you agree or disagree with some of the specific suggestions, this book is definitely worth reading.”

Claudio Borio, Head of Monetary and Economic Department at the BIS.

“This book is a tour de force. The mastery of the subject that the authors and their team display is astonishing. It was a source of inspiration for the development of the new program at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam.”

Prof. Arjo Klamer (EUR & VU)

“To tackle the systemic challenges that the world faces today, we need economists with an open-mindset and a diverse toolkit to help guide us. This book provides the building blocks for educating these crucial experts.”

Prof. Jan Peter Balkenende, former Prime Minister of the Netherlands