Winner of the Young Economist of the Year Essay Competition published in the Financial Times


The winner of this year’s Young Economist of the Year Essay Competition, Marco Minasi-Smith, has had his essay published in the Financial Times. The essay argues that the time has come for the introduction of a mansion tax to generate revenue and address inequality.

The Royal Economic Society, in partnership with the Financial Times, asked Year 12 and Year 13 students studying A-Level to submit a 1500-word essay on one of five chosen topics. Our judges chose Marco Minasi-Smith’s essay on the mansion tax as the best overall essay, as well as choosing five winners for the best essays on each of the five titles. You can read more on our full announcement here.

The quality of this year’s submissions was exceptional and we would like to thank everyone who participated in the competition. You can read Marco’s essay in full here and find the full list of winners here.