Young Economist of the Year Competition in association with the Financial Times
Age limit: 16-18 The Royal Economic Society's Young Economist of the Year Essay Competition is now open. In partnership with the Financial Times, the RES is inviting Year 12 and 13 A-Level students to submit a 1500-word essay on one of five titles to be in with a chance of winning £1,000 and have their essay published in the FT. The essay topics:
1. “A Mansion Tax is an idea whose time has come.” Discuss.
2. Will targets to bring greenhouse gas emissions in the UK to net zero by 2050 be a drag on economic growth?
3. "The gig economy is a great opportunity to increase women’s participation in the labour market by allowing more flexibility." Discuss.
4. Given the concentration of high-value economic sectors in big cities, is a promise to significantly reduce regional inequalities by ‘levelling up’ possible to fulfil?
5. From an economic point of view, are rules limiting the transfer of data to other countries on privacy or security grounds any different from protectionism in the trade of goods?
• Best overall essay - £1000 and the opportunity to be published in the FT
• Best essay on each topic - £200 each (x5 prizes)
The competition is free to enter and only one entry is permitted per student in a given year. Good for students studying economics for A-level.
Deadline: 27 July 2020