The Economics Network recognises Dr Peter Backus for his teaching
19 November 2015
The Economics Network aims to enhance the quality of learning and teaching throughout the higher education economics community.
Peter was nominated for this award for the way that he inspires and encourages students’ interest in the subject.
The award is designed to recognise individuals who have been in a lecturing post for three years or less and who engage and disseminate their work to the economics community both within and outside their institution.
Peter is course leader on The UK Economy – Microeconomics, Applied Economics and Applied Economics Dissertation course units at The University of Manchester.
About The Economics Network
- Since July 2012, the Economics Network has been supported by the Royal Economic Society, the Scottish Economic Society, the University of Bristol and a number of economics departments across the UK, including Manchester.
- It also manages the Why Study Economics website.
Professor Martyn Andrews Head Of Economics said
"The criteria indicated that the successful candidate 'should show promise of a significant contribution to economics education'. Peter’s case was based on an exceptional enthusiasm for teaching Economics so that students find it interesting and relevant, both inside the lecture theatre and in organising extra events."