We currently organising a launch workshop for An Economist's Guide at Riddel Hall, Queen's University Belfast, on 18 January 2019.
In addition to the editors and some of the book's many contributors, confirmed participants on the 18th include Wendy Carlin (Professor of Economics, University College London) and Nick Crafts (Professor of Economic History, University of Warwick).
Wendy is one of the driving forces behind the CORE project, which aims to revolutionise the way we teach first-year economics by "inverting" the curriculum and starting with topics usually left to the end (like game theory and information economics). The CORE syllabus is very interesting in that it tends to lead with empirical problems before moving to theoretical explanations, and so includes a lot of economic history.
Meanwhile, Nick is probably the most influential economic historian working in the UK today. He was appointed CBE in 2014 for services to economics and has become a regular commentator on the economics of Brexit. He has an excellent new book out which looks at the rise, fall, rise and fall again of the UK economy from the Industrial Revolution to the present day.
Our launch event will be covered by Econ Films, an award-winning production company specialised in making films about economics.
Please get in touch with me if you wish to attend our workshop.
In terms of an update on the book's progress through the presses, we are still on course for a November 2018 publication.
Chris Colvin is an economic historian based at Queen’s University Belfast, UK.