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.
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.
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.