The Economics Network

Improving economics teaching and learning for over 20 years

Share your own experiences

One of the potential barriers to adopting new approaches to teaching is a lack of evidence as to what works.

To counter this, this section of our site collects examples of innovative learning and teaching methods. Each case study focuses on a particular innovation and consists of a brief description that will address the following questions:

  • What was its purpose?
  • How was it integrated into the curriculum?
  • How did it work?
  • What problems were encountered?
  • How did the students respond?

If you would like your own work to be showcased, please contact Martin Poulter at the Network.

Ideas Bank Journal publication, e.g. IREE
Short case studies (usually 2–4 pages; 800–1,500 words) Fully developed papers
Light copy-editing if necessary; review by an academic for first-time contributors Full peer review
Accepting submissions from university educators describing practice they have used in teaching economics Significant proportion of submissions rejected
Rapid publication: often within a week Review and publication process can take months
Given a Digital Object Identifier and indexed by CrossRef and other citation databases Given a Digital Object Identifier and indexed by ScienceDirect and other citation databases
No charge to authors or readers Might be published behind a paywall or incur an open access charge

It is possible to publish an idea as a short case study and develop it later into a full paper.

Video case studies

We are now accepting case studies in video format. We publish them with a transcript generated by editing YouTube's automatic subtitles. See an example.

The content needs to be more than just a "quick tip" of how to use a technology. This is an opportunity to demonstrate something you do with software or with a web site, but you need to describe a practice that you have used in university education of economics and how it benefits students.

You need to make the video file available to us for posting on the Economics Network YouTube channel or post it on your own YouTube channel, non-monetised. (Here is how to turn off monetisation for a video).