How should macroeconomics be taught to undergraduates in the post-crisis era? A concrete proposal

Wendy Carlin, David Soskice, 25 October 2012

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This column is a lead commentary in the VoxEU Debate "What's the use of economics?"

Topics: Education, Frontiers of economic research
Tags: Economics, undergraduate education

What’s the use of economics? Introduction to the Vox debate

Diane Coyle, 19 September 2012

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This column is a lead commentary in the VoxEU Debate "What's the use of economics?"

Topics: Education, Frontiers of economic research, Global crisis
Tags: Economics, education, global crisis, teaching

A “modest” intellectual discipline

Gilles Saint-Paul, 19 September 2009

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The current crisis has spurred a debate on the training and usefulness of economists. Some contend that economists are useless since they failed to forecast the crisis.

Topics: Frontiers of economic research
Tags: Economics, economists, global crisis

The crisis of 2008: Structural lessons for and from economics

Daron Acemoglu, 12 January 2009

URL: http://www.cepr.org/pubs/PolicyInsights/CEPR_Policy_Insight_028.asp
Topics: Frontiers of economic research
Tags: 2008 crisis, Economics, intellectual complaisance

Structural lessons for and from economics

Daron Acemoglu, 12 January 2009

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The global crisis is also a critical opportunity for the discipline of economics – an opportunity to disabuse ourselves of notions we should not have so gullibly accepted.

Topics: Frontiers of economic research
Tags: 2008 crisis, Economics, intellectual complaisance

Do remedial mathematics courses help economics students?

Johan Lagerlöf, Andrew Seltzer, 9 August 2008

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University-level economics makes extensive use of basic mathematics. As many economics professors can testify, this makes the subject difficult for less technically able students. Moreover, expanding participation in higher education (as has been targeted by the UK government) may further worsen the problem.

Topics: Education
Tags: Economics, mathematics, remedial course

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