The Society launched their annual Young Economist of the Year competition in 2007, in association with Tutor2U, the O2 Smarta100 2011 winner online teaching resource business. This prestigious essay writing competition invites students currently studying for A Levels and the International Baccalaureate in all subjects to write on a major current problem or topic of concern. The winner of the Young Economist of the Year wins £1,000, with runners-up each receiving £500.
Students are invited to write an essay of between 1,000 to 2,500 words, on a subject set by the President of the Royal Economic Society, calling on key elements of their A Level or International Baccalaureate courses, examples from the world around them and imaginative discussion. Each year's topic for the essay title will be set in the Spring term and advertised through Tutor2U and the RES website.
The winner of the Young Economist of the Year prize is announced in August each year, with the prize presentation to be made at the RES Annual Public Lecture in London in December.
The essay topics for this year's competition are:
Students up to the age of 19 are invited to write an essay of between 1,000 to 2,500 words on one of the above topics calling on key elements of their A Level or International Baccalaureate courses, examples from the world around them and imaginative discussion. Then upload your essay to our partners Tutor2U using the form on the following link : YE 2013 application form
Deadline for applications has been extended to midnight Sunday 30 June (12.00 GMT).
Applications will be acknowledged by Tutor2U with results to be announced by the Royal Economic Society at the end of the summer.
From this page, you can link to the Essay titles and Competition winners and runners-up, their essays and the judges' reports from previous years: