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In February 2023, Gary Wade of the Cork School of Economics travelled to West Africa to teach economics to the young people of Serekunda, a region of Gambia ☀️

These young boys and girls deal with poverty and hardship every day that most of us can hardly imagine, never mind experience.

Thank you to UFFE for your fantastic invitation to educate in Africa and to the teaching staff and beautiful people of Serekunda, Gambia for such an amazing experience ❤️ The Cork School of Economics would like to thank the very many sponsors and schools who helped make this important journey possible.


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In 2023, Gary Wade embarked upon a global project partaking in advanced econometric programmes at the University of Chicago, the London School of Economics and Oxford University. 


The purpose of this journey was to learn, assess and evaluate the quality of content and standard across these global leaders in developing world-class economic scholars.

As a consequence of formal participation in econometrics projects, technical examinations and demonstrations, key learnings were attained in best practice in teaching and exam delivery of advanced econometrics programmes.

Thank you to all of the aforementioned academic institutions for the fantastic welcome received at all three colleges. It was an incredible experience.

International Economics Olympiad, Russia 

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In July 2019, Gary Wade of the Cork School of Economics acted as chief economics advisor to an Irish team which made a little bit of history at the most elite economics schools competition in the world.


At the International Economics Olympiad 2019 held in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Ireland went head to head with 24 other countries and two Irish students, James Collins and Alex O'Connor achieved bronze medals following four days of intensive testings in Economics. 


Both students were also awarded prestigious Economics Scholarships to attend the Higher School of Economics in Saint Petersburg due to their performance at this global event. 


This was a significant honour for Gary Wade to be appointed to this role and to advise such a phenomenal Irish team throughout the competition. The Cork School of Economics would like to thank the very many sponsors and schools who helped make this little piece of history occur.

The Economic Challenge

The Economic Challenge is a concept created by Gary Wade of the Cork School of Economics and funded by Douglas Credit Union.

The challenge this year was a social experiment examining whether it was possible to deliver economics in primary schools in Ireland.

Here is a preview of the full documentary which captured this remarkable journey:

The final documentary can be viewed here:

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