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International Network for Educational Research on Mathematics in Economics (INERME)

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Welcome to the International Network for Educational Research on Mathematics in Economics (INERME). We are a network dedicated to fostering a dynamic community of scholars, educators, and researchers passionate about the teaching and learning of mathematics in the context of economics.

Our vision

Our mission is twofold: to develop and disseminate research in the field and to serve as a valuable platform offering practical and informal advice to educators concerned with mathematics in economics education.

INERME aims to be the cornerstone for researchers and practitioners alike, supporting the scholarship of teaching mathematics within economics.

At INERME, we strive to create an inclusive environment that encourages collaboration and exchange between teaching-focused academics and educational researchers across the disciplines. We are committed to creating a constructive and trusting environment where members can share experiences, insights, and resources. Whether you are looking to contribute to educational research or are seeking guidance on teaching strategies, we encourage you to join our network. Help us shape the future of mathematics education in economics and enrich the academic journey for educators and learners worldwide.

History

  • The network was founded at “The Learning and Teaching of Calculus Across Disciplines" conference in Bergen, Norway in June 2023. 
  • INERME hosted its first networking conference in Kristiansand, Norway, in January 2024.
  • Some of the papers presented at the conference are now published (or will be published) in a special issue of Teaching Mathematics and its Applications

Upcoming events

  • Online seminar on 19 June, 12pm-1pm GMT (1pm-2pm CET). This session will focus on how we assess mathematics in economics courses. Presenters will share innovative ideas and insights on challenges and what works well for students’ learning.
  • Plans are already underway for our second INERME conference organised in partnership with the Economics Network and to be held in 2025. Further details on the conference and linked special issue will follow shortly.

Becoming part of INERME

  • Will be free of charge! ☺ 
  • Will keep you up-to-date with the latest research updates and innovative ideas to enhance mathematics for economists teaching methods.
  • Alert you to upcoming events and opportunities.

Please e-mail ida.landgards@uia.no to join our mailing list. 

Executive committee

INERME is supported by a dedicated executive committee of academics and practitioners with expertise in both mathematics and economics education. Feel free to contact any of us if you have any questions.

Ida Landgärds-Tarvoll: Chair of the committee 

Ida.landgards at uia.no

Department of Mathematical Sciences at University of Agder

Ida is an Assistant Professor of mathematics education at University of Agder (UiA) in Kristiansand, Norway. Since 2017, she has been teaching service mathematics for economics students, while also actively conducting research in this domain. She is an active member of the Norwegian Centre for Excellence in Education – Centre for Research, Innovation and Coordination of Mathematics Teaching (MatRIC), based at UiA.

Frank Feudel

feudel at hu-berlin.de

Institute of Mathematics and its Didactics at the Humboldt-University of Berlin (Germany)

Frank is a mathematics education researcher at the Humboldt-University of Berlin, who has been working in the field of mathematics for economics since 2013. He has long-term experiences in the teaching of mathematics for economics students and in educational research in this domain. He is also a member of the German Centre for University Mathematics Education (khdm). 

Lory Barile

Lory Barile is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick. Lory’s research interests are in the field of Behavioural and Environmental Economics, and Economics Education. With more than 10 years of experience in teaching and related teaching administrative responsibilities, Lory has expertise in designing and delivering modules to equip students with a mix of quantitative skills to support learning on their economics programmes. This includes teaching mathematics for economists and its applications using standard softwares, as well as employing innovative approaches such as using Excel. Alongside this, Lory is an Associate of the Economics Network, and a Fellow of the Warwick International Higher Education Academy (WIHEA). 

Duncan Lawson

Duncan is Professor of Mathematics Education at Coventry University and Director of sigma, the University’s mathematics and statistics support service. This service provides assistance to students, at all levels on all courses, with any area of mathematics or statistics. Duncan is also the Editor of Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications. This journal is delighted to shortly be publishing a special issue on mathematics for economics and welcomes further contributions in this topic area to normal issues of the journal.

Ashley Lait

Ashley is the Centre Manager of the Economics Network.

Adam Thompson

Adam is a Teaching Fellow in Economics at Aston University, where he combines his passion for teaching with his research pursuits. Adam’s primary research interests lie in behavioural economics, specifically focusing on charitable giving and the underlying motivations behind such behaviour. With over a decade of experience in higher education, Adam has recently shifted his pedagogical research towards enhancing the accessibility and understanding of mathematics for undergraduate economics students.

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