News from the Economics Network

Case study: Forecast encompassing tests as a means of forecast comparison

July 10, 2014 - 14:54

The latest addition to our Ideas Bank is another case study from Prof Steve Cook of Swansea University in his series on forecasting. It comes with a downloadable EViews file to illustrate the use of forecast encompassing tests.

Teaching Symposium for early career lecturers and teaching assistants

January 13, 2014 - 15:22

Date: 2nd April 2014
Venue: London School of Economics, London

This event is degined to follow on from the Economics Network autumn workshops. It will focus on building confidence when teaching, innovations in economics education and how to teach specific topics in the economics curriculum.

Further information on this event.

Economics teaching event at HM Treasury, Nov 2013

November 22, 2013 - 11:47

On 11 November 2013, HM Treasury hosted a workshop entitled Teaching economics as if the last three decades had happened.

This event was both the next instalment in Diane Coyle's project to discuss and evaluate the relevance of the economics curriculum and the launch of the INET CORE project, an international effort to change the core curriculum.

Read the EN's full report of the event.

New Lecturers residential workshop, 18-19 October, Manchester

October 11, 2013 - 10:51

The Economics Network runs residential two-day workshops specifically designed to meet the needs of new and early-career lecturers in economics. The next workshop is in the University of Manchester on the 18-19 October. The event is free to all new and early economics lecturers at UK higher education institutions and online booking is available.

Economics Network teaching awards 2013: winners & commendations

October 4, 2013 - 14:11

The full list of this year's award winners is online, and the list of all winners to date has been updated. Congratulations to everyone mentioned!

Economics Graduate Teaching Assistant Symposium available for booking

August 21, 2013 - 16:30

The Economics Graduate Teaching Assistant Symposium has been designed as a follow-up to the Economics Postgraduate Teaching Assistants workshops, providing economics GTAs with the opportunity to come back together, share their experiences and build on their teaching skills.

It will take place on Wednesday 2nd April 2014 in London. Online booking is available.

Graduate Teaching Assistant workshops available for booking

August 14, 2013 - 12:13

We are currently putting together the programme for this autumn's GTA and new lecturer workshops. The full programme of workshops will be published on our website as soon as possible, but there are already a few open for booking online.

Jorum rewarding lecturers for choosing Open Educational Resources

August 14, 2013 - 11:53

Jorum.ac.uk, the national archive of Open Educational Resources, is offering £75 of Amazon vouchers to lecturers for taking part in a survey to identify small collections of related resources. The Jorum database includes hundreds of freely-licensed articles for economics, including many learning resources submitted to the Economics Network or created by funded programmes.

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GTA Workshops

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New case study

Directional Forecasting, Forecasting Accuracy and Making Profits

Changing the Subject

A round-up of recent debates around the economics curriculum

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