Why are markets so powerful in most economies today? And since when? What is the role of the government in different economies, and how does this role shape opportunities of different people and firms? What explains global inequalities? Why is economic growth such a key economic goal in most countries today? Are there other goals economies could pursue? DD126 Economics in Context, our new level 1 module in Economics, being presented for the first time in September 2019, will unravel some of these questions, using insights from recent history, and from key economic thinkers, and drawing on a plurality of economic perspectives and examples. DD126 will allow you to engage with how economies work, what lies behind government choices, and with how these choices are a result of a particular ideology, and a particular school of thought. It is a building block towards the development of an informed critical perspective on the consequences of economics and economic choices for our daily lives.