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RES Young Economist Essay Competition 2018

Last date to apply

8 July 2018

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About RES Young Economist Essay Competition

RES Young Economist Essay Competition, started in 2007, is open to students of year 12 and year 13 who are studying UK A level or International Baccalaureate (IB) courses and the competition is conducted by Royal Economic Society along with Tutor2U. In order to participate in RES Young Economist Essay Competition, candidates need to submit a unique essay written on the given topics within 1,500 words and the essay has to be submitted online.

The winner of the Competition will be awarded a cash prize of £800 along with an engraved trophy. Students participating in RES Young Economist Essay Competition need to submit just a single entry using the online portal available for the same purpose.

Application Begins March 2018
Last date to apply 8 July 2018 2359 HRS (GMT)

 

RES Young Economist Essay Competition Topics

  • “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?

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RES Young Economist Essay Competition Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region Global
Class/ Age Age 12/13
Details
  • Age: The candidate willing to participate in the competition must be between the age of 12 to 13 years.
  • Academic qualification: The students must be studying in Class 10 from GCSE, AS/ A2 Level, or IB Economics or an equivalent course.

RES Young Economist Essay Competition Reward

The decision regarding the winners will be taken by an internationally renowned judging panel and the winners of the RES Young Economist Essay Competition will be nominated under following categories:

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

RES Young Economist Essay Competition Application form and Process

The entries for the competition need to be submitted online on the official submission portal. The details of the application process are as follow:

  • Mode of application: The essays can be submitted for the competition online only
  • Word Limit: 1,500 words (Max.) excluding references
  • Format: Microsoft Word (doc, docx) format or PDF format. No other format acceptable 

Apply Online for RES Young Economist Essay

Application Submission of Essay

RES Young Economist Essays can be submitted only through online mode using the official website. There is a dedicated portal available on the website for submitting the essay. The candidates have to write the essay in Microsoft Word format or PDF format only so they can upload it easily on the website. 

RES Young Economist Essay Competition Selection Process

The selection of the winners will be done by a panel of judges. The judges are from the following department:

  • RES President
  • A representative of The Economic Journal Editorial Board
  • one member of the Society Council

The results would be announced in the month of August and the prize presentation will be held at RES Annual Public Lecture, London, England. 

RES Young Economist Essay Competition Contact Details

Boston House,
214 High Street, Boston Spa,
West Yorkshire, LS23 6AD
Email: Royaleconsoc@st-andrews.ac.uk.

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