Economics: an elite subject for elite universities?

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Session 4 (c) NAB 2.04
Anecdotal evidence would appear to suggest that the provision of economics programmes in the United Kingdom (UK) Higher Education (HE) sector has declined in recent years. The main aim of this paper is to explore the nature of this decline by reviewing the current state of provision and charting how it has changed in the last ten or so years. In addition to this basic diagnostic exercise, the study also includes the results of a survey of the UK’s economics departments and some interviews with economists at universities, particularly those that have experienced a decline in economics provision. Both of these are designed to help us better understand the nature of the withdrawal decision. The paper concludes by considering some of the implications of the findings and suggestions for future research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSixth International Developments in Economics Education (DEE) Conference
Subtitle of host publicationHEA Economics Network
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sep 2011
EventSixth International Developments in Economics Education (DEE) Conference - London School of Economics and Political Science, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Sep 20117 Sep 2011


ConferenceSixth International Developments in Economics Education (DEE) Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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