Why economists need to lead the conversation – not follow

By | July 14th, 2017|Comment & Analysis, For economists|

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.

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Setting up and running a policy blog that thrives

By | June 14th, 2017|For economists, Insights from Experience, Social media, Tools & Tips, Writing|

Most policy blogs soon run out of goodwill. This post shares the story of Ideas for India. About to enter its sixth year, the blog has almost 20,000 unique visitors a month and its content is reposted on India's top news sites with readerships of over two million.

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Policy-making, economic research and loss aversion

By | June 7th, 2017|Comment & Analysis, For economists, Insights from Experience|

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.

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Listen, know your audience & avoid jargon – tips for communicating economics

By | May 31st, 2017|Comment & Analysis, For economists, Old media, Tools & Tips|

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.

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