Economics Training Courses for Professionals

The CTaLE team has an established reputation for providing high quality, tailored, economics training for professionals in the public and private sector. This includes a mix of long-term bespoke training courses and one-off short workshops. Across the team we have expertise in the following areas.

Fundamentals of microeconomicsFundamentals of macroeconomics
Competition policy

Development economics

Economics of Education

Economics of Networks

Energy Economics

Environmental economics

Game theory

Gender and ethnicity (discrimination)

Industrial organisation

Labour Economics


Public sector economics

Regulation Economics
Central bank digital currencies


Economic growth

Economic history

Fiscal policy

Financial crisis

Financial regulation

International Finance

International Political Economy

International Trade

Macroeconomic crisis

Monetary policy
Introductory empirical analysis
Sourcing reliable data

Understanding causality

Basic empirical methods in economics

Programme Evaluation

We have experience designing and delivering blended learning economics courses for non-economists. Our Economics for Foreign Policy programme for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) combines an online learning platform, with the difficulty level chosen by the learner, with live workshops linked to online content. The course has been running since 2017 supporting up to 300 learners a year. The success of the programme is due to the close working relationship we have established with the FCDO, updating and refining the course in response to feedback. Expert contracting and project management support for this large programme was provided by UCL Consultants who we could work with on similar scale projects in the future.

The team has also delivered economics training, for economists and non-economists, to the Cabinet Office, Ofgem (the GB energy regulator) and the BBC Policy Team. These courses were designed with the client to ensure they matched precisely what was needed at the time. As with all our training, the courses are built around practical team activities that ensure learners apply the economics they are learning to contexts relevant to their work. The courses were repeated several times over several years, ensuring a wide group of employees benefited from the opportunity. Many learners took several courses, for example starting with an Economics for Non-Economist course and moving onto a more specialist course on Competition Economics.

The final type of training that we offer are short half-day workshop style courses, often as team building exercises, opportunities to kick-start a new project or as talks at a professional association conference. For example, team members have provided talks on the economics of networks and forecasting to the Annual Conference of the Personal Finance Society and delivered a team workshop on economics principles for access pricing for a new project team at an energy regulator.

Our approach to designing and delivering training is informed by our advisory work, particularly in the public sector. For example, CTaLE members have advised the UK Regulators Network, Ofwat, Ofgem, UNESCO, the Italian Commission for Trade, the European Commission and HMT Money and Pension Service. These relationships ensure we have a strong understanding of how clients work and what their training needs are.

If your organisation is looking for someone to design and deliver an economics training course tailored to your needs or have an idea for a workshop that you think would be useful for your team, do not hesitate to get in touch. Bespoke training can be delivered online or in person, depending on client needs and wider circumstances. We would welcome the opportunity to find out more about your needs and provide you with a proposal to meet them.