Economics Summer School

The study of Economics is absolutely vital for understanding the world around us, and we have some fascinating options, both for those trying the subject for the first time and for those looking to deepen their understanding.

The global economy is at a very difficult point at present, with strong inflationary pressures, and steeply rising costs of living. Many countries also have very high levels of public debt, as governments worldwide grapple with the financial legacy of extensive covid support measures for businesses and health systems. In the longer term, the spectre of catastrophic damage from climate change haunts all of our present day economic choices and strategies.

All of these can seem like daunting or even intractable problems, but a good working knowledge of economics can help us to understand how policymakers across the world try to navigate these stormy waters.

This Summer School will give students aged 15-18 the opportunity to study a range of economics which is wider than that often available at school and in a style which encourages active and critical engagement with current affairs.

For 2023, our online Economics Summer School will be divided into three Parts:

Introduction to Economics (suitable for students with no previous experience of the subject), – covering core micro- and macro-economic concepts, and managing the economic cycle.

See a detailed schedule for the Introduction to Economics course.

Growth, Development and Inequalities – (suitable for both beginners and experienced students) – covering the economics of development, national and international migration and the distribution of wealth, both within and between economies.

See a detailed schedule for the Growth, Development, and Inequalities course.

Money, Capital, and Financial Markets – (suitable for both beginners and experienced students) – covering the inner workings of the financial system, what happens when it serves the economy well, and what can go wrong.

See a detailed schedule for the Money, Capital, and Financial Markets course.

As well as gaining a good grasp of competing theoretical positions, students will also have the opportunity to engage directly with a number of particularly interesting real world problems within contemporary economics.

Throughout, the material studied will be related to current economic events and debates.

The Summer School is ideal for any student considering a degree in economics or a related discipline, a career in finance, or who would like to understand more about the powerful economic forces which drive the world around them.

Class sizes for the online Economics Summer School will be around 10 students per group (max 12), and the emphasis throughout will be on active participation and debate, led by our experienced and knowledgeable tutors.

For full booking details just scroll down past the reviews!

The study of Economics is absolutely vital for understanding the world around us, and we have some fascinating options, both for those trying the subject for the first time and for those looking to deepen their understanding.

The global economy is at a very difficult point at present, with strong inflationary pressures, and steeply rising costs of living. Many countries also have very high levels of public debt, as governments worldwide grapple with the financial legacy of extensive covid support measures for businesses and health systems. In the longer term, the spectre of catastrophic damage from climate change haunts all of our present day economic choices and strategies.

All of these can seem like daunting or even intractable problems, but a good working knowledge of economics can help us to understand how policymakers across the world try to navigate these stormy waters.

This Summer School will give students aged 15-18 the opportunity to study a range of economics which is wider than that often available at school and in a style which encourages active and critical engagement with current affairs.

For 2023, our online Economics Summer School will be divided into three Parts:

Introduction to Economics (suitable for students with no previous experience of the subject), – covering core micro- and macro-economic concepts, and managing the economic cycle.

See a detailed schedule for the Introduction to Economics course.

Growth, Development and Inequalities – (suitable for both beginners and experienced students) – covering the economics of development, national and international migration and the distribution of wealth, both within and between economies.

See a detailed schedule for the Growth, Development, and Inequalities course.

Money, Capital, and Financial Markets – (suitable for both beginners and experienced students) – covering the inner workings of the financial system, what happens when it serves the economy well, and what can go wrong.

See a detailed schedule for the Money, Capital, and Financial Markets course.

As well as gaining a good grasp of competing theoretical positions, students will also have the opportunity to engage directly with a number of particularly interesting real world problems within contemporary economics.

Throughout, the material studied will be related to current economic events and debates.

The Summer School is ideal for any student considering a degree in economics or a related discipline, a career in finance, or who would like to understand more about the powerful economic forces which drive the world around them.

Class sizes for the online Economics Summer School will be around 10 students per group (max 12), and the emphasis throughout will be on active participation and debate, led by our experienced and knowledgeable tutors.

For full booking details just scroll down past the reviews!

‘The Economics Summer School is incredibly useful if you’re looking to study the subject in any form at university – regardless of whether you have prior knowledge of economics, this school will further your interest in all areas of modern economics as well as introducing students to new, different, exciting concepts. And Debate Chamber do a brilliant job of managing it. Highly recommended.’

‘A highly-stimulating course and one that is enjoyable to anyone with an interest in Economics. The course balanced rigour with interactivity perfectly. Furthermore, the environment and atmosphere created by the tutors is one ideal for learning in a comprehensive and tangible manner. I would highly recommend the course, its a fantastic week!’

‘I came to this course with an interest but not formal background in Economics – I wanted to find out if it was a subject I’d like to study at A-Level. It is! I liked the way the course linked real-life examples (particularly the financial crisis) to economic theory, and the way we were challenged and encouraged to offer our opinions as to what was going on. The tutors were interesting and passionate about their subject and gave us plenty to think about. A really enjoyable week.’

 

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‘The Economics Summer School is incredibly useful if you’re looking to study the subject in any form at university – regardless of whether you have prior knowledge of economics, this school will further your interest in all areas of modern economics as well as introducing students to new, different, exciting concepts. And Debate Chamber do a brilliant job of managing it. Highly recommended.’

Click here for more reviews of our economics courses, or on the trustpilot link below for general reviews.

Practical Details

The Economics Summer School is open to students aged 15 – 18. The Introduction to Economics course is suitable for those with no previous experience of studying the subject, while the other two are open to both beginners and experienced students.

Introduction to Economics (four days) – 24th – 27th July (limited availability), and repeated 7th – 10th August (waiting list).

Growth, Development, and Inequalities (three days) – 21st – 23rd July (limited availability), and repeated 31st July – 2nd August (limited availability), and 12th – 14th August (waiting list)

Money, Capital, and Financial Markets (three days) – 15th – 17th July (limited availability), and repeated 4th – 6th August (waiting list), and 15th – 17th August (limited availability).

Teaching hours for each online course will run from 10.00am till 3.30pm on each day, with a lunch break.

These are live online events, with small seminar groups offering fully interactive classroom discussion and debate. The events will not be recorded, so it is essential that you are able to attend during the course hours, and that you have a reliable audio and video internet connection.

The cost for the four-day Introduction to Economics is £395, or for each three-day course is £295. You can reserve your place with a 25% non-refundable deposit. The remainder of the payment is due eight weeks in advance of the course start date. Please see here for full booking terms and conditions.

If you have any questions, simply call us on 0800 810 1058 or email us at [email protected]

We offer a limited number of full and partial bursaries (of up to 80% of fees) to students who could not otherwise afford to attend. If you would like to apply for a bursary then please complete your bursary application here.