Teaching Resources for Undergraduate Economics (TRUE)

Administered by JISC/ Higher Education AcademyTeaching Resources for Undergraduate Economics (TRUE) is a set of sub-sites on which lecturers share teaching materials in fifteen specialist areas of Economics.

More than four hundred resources are available through the sites, each of which is led by a senior academic in that field.

Dr. Peter Smith, University of Southampton
Professor Vincent Daly, Kingston University
Professor Alan Collins, University of Portsmouth
Professor Cillian Ryan, University of Birmingham
Professor Dieter Balkenborg, University of Exeter
Dr. Heather Brown, Newcastle University
 
(previously run by the Health Economics Unit, University of Birmingham)
Dr. Andy Denis, City University
Professor Derek Braddon, University of West of England
Professor David Paton, University of Nottingham
Professor Monojit Chatterji, University of Dundee
Professor Antony Dnes, University of Hull
Managerial/ Business Economics Dr Fiona Carmichael, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham  
Professor Kent Matthews, Cardiff University
Professor Rebecca Taylor, Nottingham Trent University
CLREA group, University of Portsmouth (Jeff Grainger and Dave Clark)
Professor Paul Fenn, University of Nottingham

Each specialist leader is gathering and collating materials from colleagues in various universities. Resources can be any of the following:

  • Syllabus details
  • Reading lists
  • Lecture slides
  • Seminar/workshop materials
  • Problem sets and worksheets
  • Student handouts
  • Assessment schemes
  • Past assessments
  • Module/unit handbooks

Intellectual property of contributed material remains with its present owners. As a condition of deposit, the project encourages the relicense of material as Creative Commons. There is scope for negotiations with individual rights holders, but the licence we prefer is Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial. This licence is compatible with Wikiversity and related projects. The Economics Network already has an advice sheet for content authors on why and how to license their materials.

A poster/leaflet advertising the project (20MB download) is available.

Full details of the project are contained in the project bid and the final report.

Teaching Resources for Undergraduate Economics

If you would like to contribute resources, please contact the relevant specialist leader.

TRUE materials that have a Creative Commons licence are listed in the JorumOpen repository. To see them all, search for "trueproject".

TRUE was set up with funding from the pilot phase of the HEFCE-funded Open Educational Resources programme which ran from 30 April 2009 to 30 April 2010.

The pilot project was led by Professor Rebecca Taylor, then Head of Economics at Nottingham Trent University and Associate Director of the Economics Network.