Student Competition 2009

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Student Essay Competition

We offer annual awards for students' reflections on their experiences of studying economics. The 2009 essay question is "How would you make difficult economics easier to learn?" and a top prize of £1,500 is on offer thanks to sponsorship from FAME.

Last year's question was "What makes the best learning experience for you?"

A big thank you to all students who submitted their work for this competition. We had 44 submissions this year: an unprecedented number.

The judging panel has now met and agreed to give the first prize to James Pickering (Oriel College, Oxford), second prize to Robert Denham (University of Bristol) and third prize to Vivienne Tong (Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge).

Five students who were also shortlisted received commendations. They are Eleonora Fichera (University of Nottingham), Rachel Waterworth (Lancaster University), Sarah Burton (Hertford College, Oxford), Smruti Sriram (St. Peter's College, Oxford), Edoardo Gallo (Nuffield College, Oxford).

We plan to publish the three winning essays, together with the five other shortlisted ones, on our site in the near future.

LiveEcon Thanks to a sponsorship from LiveEcon, this year's competition was able to offer three prizes. The winner will receive a prize of £1500, plus an additional £250 from the Economics Network. Two runners-up will receive £1000 and £500 respectively.


Lancaster University press release about Rachel Waterworth's commendation

For any questions about this competition, contact Inna Pomorina,

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