Professor (Teaching) and CTaLE Founding Director
Parama Chaudhury is a Professorial Teaching Fellow at the Department of Economics, University College London (UCL). She is also the Founding Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning Economics (CTaLE) dedicated to researching, implementing and evaluating new teaching and learning strategies in economics. Professor Chaudhury also serves on the Teaching and Learning Committee of the CORE Project and the Royal Economic Society’s Education and Training Committee.
Parama Chaudhury leads delivery of economics training to Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
"Since its inception in 2017, the programme has continued to successfully equip our staff with the practical economics skills and knowledge they require as part of a world-class foreign and development ministry”
Alexis Raichoudhury, FCDO Economics Unit
Parama's research focuses on labour economics, specifically inequality and technological change. She is also interested in economics education especially the role of technology in higher education.
Professor Chaudhury teaches the following modules in the Department.
- Economics - Introduction to Economics (based on CORE Project material)
- An Introduction to Economic Thinking (optional course for first years, using Team-Based Learning (TBL) format)
- Industrial Relations (second/third year course in personnel economics and unions)
- International Trade (third year course covering trade theory, immigration, and the empirics of trade)
Parama currently leads the CTaLE Team in designing and delivering bespoke economics training courses for UK government departments.
- Fundamentals of Economics: a two-day course exploring the fundamentals of micro and macroeconomics. Designed to help policymakers understand economic theory and it's implications as well as our state-of-the-art research findings
- Economics for Foreign Policy: a blended course, designed exclusively for HM Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. It covers the basics of empirical methods used in economics, as well as field specialisms including globalisation, macroeconomic crises, the environment and economic development.
In the media
- Ensuring quality digital teaching for students locked down overseas | Times Higher Education Campus | April 2021
- UCL delivering economics training to staff at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office | UCL News | 2 March 2021
- Beyond the technology: how can structure help student wellbeing? | Jisc podcast | 28 January 2021
- "Developments in economics education" in S. Marshall (ed), A Handbook for Teaching & Learning in Higher Education (5th ed), Routledge; November 2019
- "The early impact of initiatives to close attainment gaps" (joint with Rosalind Duhs, Julie Evans and Paulette Williams) Compass, Vol. 12, No. 1 (2019).
- “Let's Make a Movie - Introducing Students to Economics Using a Multimedia Research Project” (Joint with Christian Spielmann) Journal of Economic Teaching, Vol 1, Issue 1 (2016).
- "Multi-tasking and the Returns to Experience" in The Economics of Multi-tasking, Kalenkoski and Foster (eds), Palgrave Macmillan. (2016).
- "Developing Students' Research, Writing and Collaborative Skills Using Wikis", funded by UCL CALT E-Learning Development Grant (joint with Christian Spielmann)