Paper 0 is an alternative course on economics organised and lectured by social science and humanities Ph.D. students at the University of Cambridge. The objective of Paper 0 is to introduce students to a wide range of topics and methodologies that are not usually taught in university economics degrees. Paper 0 is part of the initiative to reform the economic curriculum which at Cambridge is led by the Cambridge Society for Economic Pluralism.
Paper 0 was successfully launched in Lent Term 2013/14 and proved popular among many undergraduate and graduate students of economics as well of other subjects.
Since the academic year 2014/15 Paper 0 has been running as a fully fledged course with 8 lectures in Michaelmas Term and 8 in Lent Term. All students who attend a minimum of 50% of the lectures will receive a signed diploma. In addition, students will have the opportunity to write a short essay on which they will receive detailed feedback by the respective lecturers.