Young Economist of the Year 2022 competition
in association with the Financial Times

The Young Economics of the Year Competition is our annual student-based competition, to encourage students to think about current economic issues and promote the study of economic science.

The Royal Economic Society invites students to write an essay or report of up to 1,000 words, excluding references, on one of the four topics below.  Entries will be text-based, but may include tables and charts, with a limit of 1,000 words (with a limit of 5% over word count).

Students did not need to be studying economics to be able to enter and entrants do not have to be members of the RES. This competition is open to all year 12 and year 13 (S5 and S6 in Scotland, years 13 and 14 in Northern Ireland) students studying for A-Level, International Baccalaureate (IB) or Scottish Highers qualifications who either normally reside or are studying in the UK.

The Young Economist of the Year competition is now closed.  Please bookmark this page for information on our next RES competition.

 

Resources and support with entering the Young Economist of the Year Competition

A guidance note on writing and submitting an entry for the YEOY competition and a video on how to reference is available here

Have a look at our spolight on students interview with past winners and entrants of the Young Economist of the Year Competition 2021. Prof Ramin Nassehi, at University of College London, interviews three past entrants of the Young Economist of the Year Competition 2021 where they discuss their experiences and how the competition changed their perspectives.

Young Econ of the Year 2021 - Spotlight on Students

 

Young Econ 2022 Poster

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Previous winners

Young Economist winners: news & updates

04 Oct 2021

Winners of the Young Economist of the Year 2021

RES news

06 Oct 2020

Winners of the Young Economist of the Year 2020

RES news

04 Oct 2019

Winners of the Young Economist of the Year 2019

RES news

15 Oct 2018

Winners of the Young Economist of the Year 2018

RES news

01 Oct 2018

Young Economist 2018 winner: Dan Gilbey - best overall essay

Young Economist of the Year

01 Oct 2018

Young Economist 2018 winner: Sam Christie - best essay on topic

Young Economist of the Year

01 Oct 2018

Young Economist 2018 shortlist and highly recommended

Young Economist of the Year

01 Oct 2018

Young Economist 2018 winner: Christos Alexandrou - best essay on topic

Young Economist of the Year

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