The Centre for Economy Studies
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.
On their website and in the book Economy Studies: A Guide to Rethinking Economics Education, they describe this approach in more detail and how it can be applied to existing courses.
To enable teachers to renew their courses, they also provide open access ready-to-use teaching packages with lesson plans, slides, readings, classroom exercises, and exam questions.
Economists for Future
Economists for Future is an international initiative aiming to mobilise economists, and the influence they have, to help arrest the planetary emergency. This is done through targeted research and advocacy.
They are synthesising a case for change. That means articulating and quantifying the ways in which the profession is currently failing to sufficiently engage in the planetary crisis, and analysing ways this could change.
Institute for Economic Justice
The South Africa based Institute for Economic Justice provides rigorous economic analysis designed to arm policy-makers and the public with progressive policy options to combat the scourge of poverty, underdevelopment, and inequality in South Africa, the region and the continent.
The IEJ envisages economies based on social justice that promote equitable economic development and realise socio-economic rights. Such economies should ensure thriving, democratic, environmentally sustainable, and inclusive societies that place the needs of the majority at their centre.
You can find their latest publications here. Economic policy research is a vital part of building a social justice agenda. The work of the IEJ contributes towards changing the national dialogue around economics and including the currently marginalised within that dialogue.
An open-source and bottom up e-learning platform for economics. You can discover and study a variety of economic theories, methods and topics.
Disappointed by the lack of pluralism and innovation in economic teaching, students and young scholars developed Exploring Economics. The open-access e-learning platform intends to shift the teaching of economics away from its prevailing mono-disciplinary and one-sided state towards an open, interdisciplinary and pluralist approach. Exploring Economics responds to the international appeal of students and scholars for a fundamental change in economics that has been reinforced by the financial crisis.
Looking for the most talked-about economics content from around the world? Exploring Economics collects texts, videos, podcasts and multimedia dossiers on various economic theories and issues. You can submit new content by yourself or subscribe to the newsletter to stay up to date when new material is published.
The Mint Magazine
An engaging source of fresh thinking in Economics available to your University.
The Mint Magazine provides engaging articles, interviews, news and more. A great tool to get your fellow students interested in critical economic thinking and open their minds to viewpoints outside the mainstream.
Ask your University to take out a subscription. It’s a relatively easy win for your group and provides great material to share and promote on a wide range of topics.
Find out more here about why it is a great teaching resource your department should provide, and here you can see which Universities are currently subscribers – they include Oxford and UCL amongst others.
School of Political Economy
The university economics curriculum has been regularly criticised for its lack of plurality and interdisciplinarity by students, business and society at large. Indeed, in no other academic discipline do students so regularly, and so widely, express deep dissatisfaction with the content of what they are taught. There is ongoing work trying to remedy the situation inside the university system. However, for a range of reasons, the pace of reform is too slow. In response to this situation, the School of Political Economy (SPE) offers the type of courses that universities should be offering but usually do not.
We are grateful to our funders and supporters, who support our work to grow our global student-led movement to reform economics and share our vision of economies that operate within planetary boundaries and place wellbeing at their centre.
Alongside our trust and foundation partners, we are also grateful to the individual donors who support our work. If you wish to donate to support the work of Rethinking Economics, you can make a donation here. Further details on our income and expenditure can be found in our published Annual Accounts.