We asked Paul Krugman about the dangers of economists getting too big for their boots and losing track of what really convinces the wider public.
If economists don’t lead the conversation on economics – you can be sure that others will. In this post Marianna Koli outlines some innovative steps towards improving economic communication and why economists should take note – even if this means loosening professional precision in favour of a public message that sticks.
Do economic researchers have the right incentives to communicate their policy insights clearly and concisely? Economist and long-time Italian Ministry of Finance official Fabrizio Ghisellini points out the potential obstacle of ‘loss aversion’ experienced by researchers as well as the policy-makers they are trying to reach.
Inspired by a desire to enable students of any discipline to become excellent communicators of economics, Dr Marianna Koli (@mariannakoli) has set up a unique course in Economic Policy and Communication at the New College of the Humanities in London. Here Marianna shares some of her top tips.