SPP Joins Innovative CORE Project That Pioneers New Approach to Teaching Economics

September 2, 2014

“This is exactly the type of project,” explained School of Public Policy (SPP) Dean Wolfgang H. Reinicke, “that we are eager to embrace at the School. It reflects the serious effort of committed academics and practitioners to develop an economics curriculum that is meaningful and relevant.” Assistant Professor Michael Dorsch was a reviewer for the Curriculum Open-access Resources in Economics (CORE) curriculum and will be using it in his Economic Analysis course at SPP. "The CORE provides a balanced and socially-conscious introduction to economics that reflects the current state of the art. I am delighted to pilot the project at SPP, whose extraordinarily diverse student body will provide a fertile testing ground for INET's curricular initiative.”

Scholars from universities around the world have participated in the CORE project of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) at the Oxford Martin School.  “The goal,” explained INET Executive Director Eric Beinhocker, “is to close the gap between what economists now know and what is being taught in the classroom; to address the most pressing economics questions in the world today; and to do so in a way that is innovative, individualized, and interactive.”

CORE partners include University College London (UCL), the University of Oxford, the University of Sydney, Azim Premji University Bangalore, and Sciences Po. “The entire CORE project welcomes the School of Public Policy at Central European University in joining other leading institutions of higher education in pioneering the introduction of our online curriculum, The Economy,” said Project Leader and UCL Professor Wendy Carlin. “

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