Tim Harford, Paul Johnson, Diane Coyle, Simon Wren-Lewis and others share their advice for engaging the 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.