The Economics Network

Improving economics teaching and learning for over 20 years

Economics: the Profession and the Public

Date: 5th May 2017

Venue: HM Treasury

This half-day symposium was organised by the Economics Network with the support of the Government Economic Service, Royal Economic Society and Scottish Economic Society. It brought together economists from academia, the media and government to discuss the communication of economics with the general public.

In particular, the event aimed to explore the public's understanding of economics and how economic literacy might be improved. In addition, it considered the relationship between economists and the media (this may include news media, documentary media, blogs, social media and websites).

ING-Economics Network Survey of public understanding of economics

At the symposium, Professor Alvin Birdi, Director of the Economics Network, presented some of the findings from our recent survey into public understanding of economics. Access the press release and links to the full report.


The programme is available to download.

Read/hear about the survey