Young Economist of the Year 2022

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 YEOY competition aims to encourage students to produce their own ideas in analysing contemporary economic problems facing the UK and the world. Marking will reward students own thinking about an issue and its communication to a general audience.

Students are invited to write an essay or report on one of four topics presented. Entries must be text-based, but may include tables and charts, with a limit of 1,000 words with a maximum of 5% over the word count. 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. Students are not required to be studying economics.

Only one submission is permitted per person. Entries are to be a maximum of 1,000 words excluding references. Please make sure you read the guidance note and video before submitting your entry.

The deadline for submission is 23:59 on 10 July 2022.


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