Christian Gollier a founder and former long term Director of the Toulouse School of Economics

“The CORE Project is the best innovation in economic education that I have seen in my career. A smorgasbord of ideas that refresh our old concepts, moving our standard discourse from dismal to light, from a dehumanized science to a spirited vision of the world.”

Stephen Wright, Professor of Economics at Birkbeck College,

“The text takes a refreshing new approach to giving students their first encounter with economics, with lots of data and intuitive interesting examples, but without sacrificing the key ingredients of the distinctive way economists look at the world.”

Peter Matthews, Chair of the Department of Economics at Middlebury College:

“CORE answers an important but, astonishingly, unfilled need, for an economics text that is respectful of the world as we find it. This means a focus on both the historical foundations of current institutions and trends, but also an awareness of current empirical evidence on economic phenomena.  It asks a lot of students but it also rewards their effort with a sense of empowerment.”

Nikolaus Wolf, Professor of Economics at Humboldt University of Berlin:

“CORE is a brilliant way to introduce students to economics: it combines state of the art economic theory with a big-picture perspective on modern development”

Marco Gundermann, Programme Director Economics Suite of Programmes, Cardiff School of Management at the Cardiff Metropolitan University:

“Adopting CORE gives us a competitive edge, demonstrating our commitment to cutting edge and student-focused content and delivery.”

Peter Backus, University of Manchester:

“CORE advances the teaching of Economics, providing a new path to the somewhat petrified pedagogical Micro-Macro structure we have become too accustomed to. I have had very positive responses from students regarding the CORE material I have used so far. I am adopting more of the CORE chapters this coming year and will run a fully CORE first year Micro module next year.”

Colin Jennings, Programme Director of the BA/BSc Political Economy Programme at King’s College London:

“While conceding nothing in terms of teaching first year students key techniques, CORE addresses historical context and key contemporary debates that have for too long been neglected in the standard first year economics curriculum.”


The Economy: Economics for a Changing World   |   The CORE Team   |   September 2017   |   1000 pages   |   Paperback   |   ISBN: 9780198810247