Deadline: June 30, 2014
The Royal Economic Society (RES) in association with Tutor2U invites students to enter the annual Young Economist of the Year competition 2014. In the Spring term of each year, school students are invited to write a unique essay of between 1,000 to 2,500 words, on a subject set by the President of the Royal Economic Society, calling on key elements of their A Level or International Baccalaureate courses.
The winner of the Young Economist of the Year prize will be announced in August each year, with the prize presentation to be made at the RES Annual Public Lecture in London. The winner of the Young Economist of the Year receives an award and wins £1,000, with runners-up each receiving £500.
School students are now invited to write an essay of between 1,000 to 2,500 words, on 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.
Applicants should note that the word count should include footnotes but exclude references/bibliography.
The essay topics for 2014 are:
- Promoting growth and fighting poverty should be the priority in the developing world, not reducing greenhouse gases. Do you agree?
- Should childcare costs be deductible against tax for working mothers?
- HS2 will blight the countryside and just lead even more businesses to locate in London. Discuss.
- Are the advanced economies in for a long period of economic stagnation?
- Is independence consistent with Scotland keeping the pound?
- Does immigrant labour benefit or impoverish the United Kingdom?
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