Grants / Projects we are funding

CORE Economics Education – Scaling up the CORE offer for an expanded community of researchers, learners and teachers

Grant details


Awarded on:01/04/2020

Duration:29 months


Area of interest

Systems change

Themes covered

New economics

The way that students are taught economics at university is crucial to society's ability to re-imagine a better economy. Without more open, diverse teaching, students will consistently graduate with the same narrow thinking, that they then take with them into positions of influence. CORE Econ seeks to provide an alternative curriculum to challenge this.

What is the issue?

How the power of economics education can be used to contribute to a sustainable economy that combines dynamism and fairness.

What will the project try to achieve?

Any intervention in education aimed at changing public policy and the functioning of the economy is necessarily very long term. If successful, CORE will alter both of the above ways that economics shapes the world. The most direct of their objectives is to do two things: first to attract a less elite and more diverse and socially oriented body of students to the field, and second, to inspire and enable a substantial number of them to take the new economics of the CORE paradigm and use it to address public policy issues in their eventual roles as journalists, policy makers, policy researchers, community leaders, and public intellectuals. To achieve these aims, CORE needs to tap into a wider audience of educators and public intellectuals, and enhance CORE’s offer by keeping the material fresh and relevant and by actively reducing the costs of switching.

Who might be interested in this project?

Anybody who is interested in the reform of the teaching of economics. More specifically, schools, universities and other institutions around the world that can use CORE’s free e-books and other materials in instruction, as well as the general public.