RES Young Economist Essay Competiton 2017 [Prizes up to Rs. 82,579]: Apply by July 9: Expired


RES Young Economist Essay competition 2017 invites application for the class 10 passed. This program is organized 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 studies, examples from the world around them and imaginative discussion. The winners will receive an award and up to 1000 Pounds or INR 82,579


Class 10 passed students are eligible to apply.


  • A recent UK tribunal case has found that Uber drivers are not self-employed and so should be paid the minimum wage and holiday pay. Is this to the advantage of actual and potential drivers or not?
  • Some politicians have proposed a maximum wage to lessen inequality. From an economics perspective, do you think it is a good idea?
  • Governments should raise the public science budget, to boost flagging UK productivity growth. Do you agree? Explain your answer.
  • Having more grammar schools would help raise education levels and opportunities. Do you agree? Explain your answer.
  • If you don’t look after your health, you can’t expect free access to healthcare. Is this wrong? What are the economic arguments?
  • A report ( has recently concluded that it’s worth investing in tidal lagoon systems even though the energy produced is expensive. What are the key judgments and assumptions which lead to this conclusion and how would you challenge them?


Prizes up to 1000 Pounds or INR 82,579, award, certificates.

  • The winner will receive an award and wins 1,000 Pounds or INR 82,579
  • Runners-up each receiving 500 Pounds or INR 41,289
  • All those on the final shortlist or highly commended lists will receive a certificate

How to Apply?

Step 1: Click to apply online.
Step 2: Fill your personal details.
Step 3: Accept the conditions.
Step 4: Attach your competition entry (pdf or Word Doc formats only).
Step 5: Write a description.
Step 6: Submit.



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