Young Economist of the Year 2018 competition


Students are invited to enter the Royal Economic Society''s Young Economist of the Year competition 2018.

To be in with a chance to win the coveted title and a cash prize, Year 12 & 13 students have until midnight on Sunday 8 July 2018 to submit a 1,500-word essay on one of the following four titles:

  • "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?

Prizes will be awarded for the best overall essay (£800), for the best essay on each of the four titles (4 x £200) and for the best essay from a Year 12 student (£400).

All entries must be submitted via the online essay submission form provided by tutor2u and in the correct format. Students can only submit one essay which should be a maximum of 1,500 words excluding references and focus on economic analysis. Entrants are encouraged to include references.

Further information and details of previous competition winners is available on the Royal Economic Society website.