The Royal Economic Society, in conjunction with the Economics Network, launched an annual video competition earlier this year to encourage undergraduate students to explore how economics can be used to understand the real world and to communicate economic insights in a clear and intelligible way.
Students were asked to produce a three-minute film that uses economics to shed light on the real world. The topic choice was up to the students. The film could tackle a major issue (for example, the fallout from Brexit, rising inequality or climate change) or focus on the economics of everyday life (for example, whether Uber is a good thing and why people sign up for gym membership that they don''t use).
We are delighted to announce that the inaugural competition was jointly won by:
The joint winners were each awarded a prize of £500 and a certificate signed by the RES President, Prof Peter Neary.
News on the 2018 competition will follow shortly.
Robert and Fraser Clark (London School of Economics) collecting their prize:
Oskar Birol (University of Edinburgh) collecting his prize: