Essay Competition

Year 12 and Year 13 students are invited to enter our Young Economist of the Year Essay Competition 2018.

Please choose from the following essay titles:

  • "GDP does not measure the output of the economy any more". Do you agree, and if so, what improvements would you suggest?
  • What explains the UK’s "productivity puzzle"?
  • Does economics have the answer for the global problem of plastics pollution?
  • "Some internet companies have become too big for the good of society and should be broken up". Do you agree?

Prizes will be awarded for:

  • Best overall essay prize (£800)
  • Prize for best essay on each title (4 x £200)
  • Prize for the best essay from a Year 12 student (£400)

Competition rules:

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