Royal Economic Essay Competition

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RES Young Economist of the Year essay competition open

  • Published Date: 30 January 2015

The 2015 Young Economist of the Year essay competition is now open.

School students are now invited to choose one of the topics below to write an essay of between 1,000 to 2,500 words, on one of the subjects below, set by the RES judging panel, calling on key elements of their A Level or International Baccalaureate courses, examples from the world around them and imaginative discussion. The RES judges are Sir Charles Bean (RES President, former deputy governor of the Bank of England), Stephanie Flanders ( award winning BBC journalist and Economics Editor, now J.P. Morgan Asset Management's chief market strategist for the UK and Europe) and Professor Jonathan Haskel (Imperial College and elected member of RES Council).

All applicants are asked to note the following criteria:

• The competition is open to all students who are currently studying GCSE, AS / A2 Level or IB Economics (or an equivalent course)
• All essays must be submitted online using the official online entry form which will be uploaded to this account.
• The maximum word count for entries is 2,500 words
• The word count includes footnotes, but excludes references and bibliography.
• Only one entry per student is permitted
• No revisions to entries are permitted once submitted
• Please note that entries to the competition should be unique (i.e. not published elsewhere or submitted to other essay competitions.)
• Entries must be submitted in either Microsoft Word (doc, docx) format or PDF format. No other formats are acceptable.

Please find further details on the competition and the topics here  http://www.res.org.uk/view/essayEduTraining.html

Source: Amanda WIlman, RES Office

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