Upcoming Events

Undergraduate Economics Education in Europe
Online workshop organised by the EEA Education Committee
Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 10:00 - 12:00 CEST

The Education Committee is delighted to host a workshop to facilitate discussion on the current state of undergraduate economics education across European institutions.

For some time, we have been discussing as a committee what we know, and don’t know, about what is taught, how it is taught and how it is assessed. We are curious to understand better what challenges and opportunities economics departments face when designing degrees and introductory level economics courses, for mixed student groups. We ran a survey of European economics departments in summer 2022 to find out more.

The workshop is our opportunity to present what we learnt, from the sample of respondents, and to use the survey as a nudge for a wider discussion in the profession about the current state of undergraduate economics education. We hope that open discussion at the workshop will provide us with ideas for taking the work of the Education Committee forward in a way that is useful for economics educators across Europe.

You can find the planned agenda for the workshop below. The discussions will be run under the Chatham House rule, so that everyone can feel free to share their ideas and views.

If you are interested in joining us, for all or part of the session, please sign up via this link by Monday October 24, at 12:00 CEST. Zoom links will be shared with all those who have signed-up on Tuesday October 25th. Any questions can be sent to Cloda Jenkins (c.jenkins@imperial.ac.uk).

10:00 - 10:10 Welcome and introduction to session
Cloda Jenkins, Imperial College London
10:10 - 10:40 Key messages from our survey
Marco Paccagnella, OECD

10:40 - 11:10

Panel Insights from three universities

Chair: Alvin Birdi, Bristol University


  • Astrid Kunze, Norwegian School of Economics
  • Flora Merko, Universiteti Alexander Moisu Durres, Dept of Economics
  • Dimitra Petropoulou, London School of Economics

11:10 - 11:50

Deep dive into emerging themes 

Chair: Cloda Jenkins, Imperial College London

Themed breakout rooms:

  1. Curriculum content
  2. Incentivising student attendance and engagement
  3. How best to incentivise and resource innovation in economics education
  4. ​​​​​​​Training for education scholarship and leadership
  5. Institutional and regulatory policies – constraints and opportunities

11:50 - 12:00 Session Close
Cloda Jenkins, Imperial College London


We look forward to seeing you online for the workshop. If you can only come for a short time, please do join us. If you cannot attend, a note of the survey findings and the workshop discussion will be shared on the Education Committee area of the EEA website. A recording of the session will not be available.

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