Background and Mission

Since July 2012, the Economics Network has adopted a new funding model. We are now supported by the Royal Economic Society, the Scottish Economic Society, the University of Bristol and a number of economics departments across the UK. For more information, see our Supporters' page.

A new management board has been set up to oversee the activites of the Network and to develop new strategic aims.


The Economics Network aims to enhance the quality of learning and teaching throughout the higher education economics community.

Strategic Aims

EN1 To share and promote effective practice and innovation in economics higher education teaching through:

i) a Graduate Teaching Assistant and New Lecturer workshop programme linked to the UK Professional Standards Framework

ii) a comprehensive website of resources

iii) a conference to engage practitioners

iv) the maintenance of the network of associates and key contacts

v) an annual awards scheme to reward individual excellence in learning and teaching

EN2 To identify, develop and disseminate evidence-informed approaches to teaching and learning of economics through:

i) the undertaking/commission of original research into economics education

ii) the maintenance of links with the International Review of Economics Education journal

iii) an evidence-focused strand within the conference

EN3 To support and take a lead in promotion of economics as a discipline through:

i) a website for prospective students, Why Study Economics?

ii) a website for those studying economics, Studying Economics

iii) engaging with key stakeholders including academic departments, subject associations and employers