Young Economist of the Year 2021

Please submit your entry below after completing all the requested details and upload your entry in Microsoft Word (preferred) or PDF format only. To help us judge the entries anonymously, please do not include your name or school on your entry.

Please read the full list of rules before submitting your entry. The competition is open to Year 12 and Year 13 students (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.

Only one submission is permitted per person. Essays should be a maximum of 1,000 words excluding references. Please make sure you read the guidance note before submitting your essay.

The deadline for submission is 23:59 on 25 July 2020.


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