The Core Economics website Project is made possible by volunteer contributions from hundreds of people around the world who are giving their time to produce new texts or translate or adapt the ebooks already published. The following projects are under way:
- Classroom games and experiments
This new ebook is conceived as a guide to conducting games in the classroom, with practical advice, supporting information, downloadable material, and suggested MCQs, discussion topics in class, and exercises. Some games will be recreated on the classEx platform to enable teachers to run live online experiments with their class.
The beta edition of the ebook will include seven experiments, tailored to Core Economics website’s ebooks – The Economy and Economy, Society, and Public Policy, including:
– paper airplanes game that illustrates how diminishing returns in production arise,
– market experiment used to introduce students to the working of competitive markets,
– public goods provision game suitable for exploring altruistic preferences and reciprocity,
– dictator game to illustrate the role of fairness and norms in economic behaviour.
- South Asian adaptation
The South Asian adaptation of The Economy, which will include localized content and region-specific examples in an adapted ebook, is being developed by Core Economics website partners at the Azim Premji University in Bengaluru, India.
The Portuguese translation of The Economy, produced by Brazil’s Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA).
The Vietnamese translation of The Economy is being developed by the National Economics University, Hanoi.
The Georgian translations of The Economy and Doing Economics are being developed by the Caucasian House and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Tbilisi.
The Finnish translation of The Economy is being developed by the Aalto University.
If you would like to get involved in any of the projects under way, or you’re considering translating any of the Core Economics website’s ebooks, please get in touch at: [email protected].