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CORE’s The Economy 1.0

A complete introduction to economics and the economy that has been successfully taught both to economics undergraduates and in masters courses in public policy.

CORE’s approach to teaching economics is student-centred and motivated by real-world problems and real-world data. Find out more by reading the preface to The Economy.

How did we decide what to include in The Economy? Find out by reading about CORE’s approach to updating economics.


Studying CORE helped me to see a much bigger picture of what is happening in the economy than I expected. And the biggest change in my thinking is that I now see economics as a young and dynamic discipline. There are contemporary issues, ideas and debates which I now ‘get’. This makes economics really exciting to study.

Emily Pal, Birkbeck, University of London, and CORE student