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Young Economist of the Year Essay Competition 

The Royal Economic Society Young Economist of the Year competition 2023 sponsored by KPMG UK aims at encouraging Year 10 – Year 13 students to produce their own ideas in analysing contemporary economic problems facing the UK and the world. Students do not need to be studying economics to be able to enter this competition. The RES welcomes entries from any students who are interested in economic issues and would like to share original ideas or perspectives on these issues. The RES also welcomes a diverse range of contributions and insights on the competition topics.

This competition will run again in May 2024.

Prize Essay Competition 

Kavita Singh, St. Hugh’s Oxford Alumna, is a pioneer in India’s college admissions space. As CEO of Futureworks, she’s coached 10,000+ students, sits on several scholarship committees, created breakthrough education programs and helped established tertiary educational institutions to widen access. She had opened this competition to inspire young students to explore public debate. This years theme was: What problems (if any) could a wealth tax solve and what are the expected economic costs of such a tax? More information can be found:

Bank of England Innovation Competition

The Bank of England are looking for students aged 16+ to enter their innovation competition for a chance to win a paid internship.  More information can be found:

FCDO Next Generation Economics 2024

Students can write about the biggest economic challenges facing your generation by 25 June 2023 to enter our Next Generation Economics Competition. A top prize of £500 could be won! Students must be 14 years or older to enter and the competition opens in 2024. More information can be found:

The Monetary Policy Essay Prize 2023-4

What causes high inflation, and is the Bank of England responsible for the current inflation episode? If so, how would you make it more accountable?

This opportunity is open to our sixth-form students to practice university-style writing by entering no longer than a 2,500 word essay responding to the question above. First prize in this competition will receive £1,000. Deadline is Friday 26th January 2024. How to enter can be found: