Jan 25 2012

Economics student Essay Competition with a fat CASH prize!

Published by at 11:11 am under IB Economics

Students, check out the link below. The winner of this competition will receive a cash prize of 1,000 British pounds. The questions are very interesting this year, and I believe a year two IB Economic student has all the knowledge and skill to write an outstanding essay on any one of this year’s topics!

Economics – RES Annual Essay Competition for Students 2012

This year’s competition is open to IB Economics students. The essays must be below 2,500 words. This topic questions the student may chose from are:

  1. Africa is well-placed to achieve rapid and sustainable development in the decade ahead. Do you agree?
  2. Over a million young people in the UK are unemployed. What should be done to address the problem?
  3. A breakup of the euro provides the best hope for a durable recovery of the European economy. Discuss
  4. To what extent can we use ideas drawn from behavioural economics to help address specific social and economic problems?
  5. Manufacturing’s share of the UK economy shrank from 19% in 1998 to 12% by 2007. Does this matter and, if so, how could policy revitalise British manufacturing?
  6. Is there a better way out of the debt crisis than austerity?

If any of my students are interested in entering the competition, let me know and I would be happy to speak with you about the selection of topic.


About the author:  Jason Welker teaches International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement Economics at Zurich International School in Switzerland. In addition to publishing various online resources for economics students and teachers, Jason developed the online version of the Economics course for the IB and is has authored two Economics textbooks: Pearson Baccalaureate’s Economics for the IB Diploma and REA’s AP Macroeconomics Crash Course. Jason is a native of the Pacific Northwest of the United States, and is a passionate adventurer, who considers himself a skier / mountain biker who teaches Economics in his free time. He and his wife keep a ski chalet in the mountains of Northern Idaho, which now that they live in the Swiss Alps gets far too little use. Read more posts by this author

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