Mission and Strategy

Since July 2012, the Economics Network has been supported by the Royal Economic Society (RES), the Scottish Economic Society (SES), the University of Bristol and a number of economics departments across the UK.

Mission

The Economics Network aims to enhance the quality and status of university economics education as well as the wider understanding of economics.

Strategic Aims

EN1 To share and promote effective practice and innovation in university economics teaching and curricula, by:

  1. providing a comprehensive programme of events and training;
  2. providing resources and publications to demonstrate and provide an evidence base for good practice;
  3. facilitating discussion and critical review among our networks and the wider community of stakeholders.

EN2 To enable, undertake, and share research into the practice and context of university economics education, by:

  1. conducting and supporting research in economics education together with our community, employers, and other stakeholders;
  2. monitoring the educational environment for developments of significance to economics;
  3. disseminating research through publications and events to influence practice.

EN3 To promote and develop understanding of economics among the general public and all levels of the education system, by:

  1. providing publications and events targeted to the needs of current and prospective students;
  2. developing economic literacy among the general public through work with the learned societies, schools and the media.

EN4 To be a voice for our community of educators on issues affecting higher education economics, by:

  1. providing appropriate advice to shape institutional and discipline responses to education policy;
  2. advocating for an economics education that is evidence-based, is well-resourced and commands esteem.

Governance

The management board oversees the activities of the Network.

An independent panel of experts was set up in 2015 to review the quality of the Network's training provision annually on behalf of the learned societies. As a result, our workshops are endorsed by the SES and RES.