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    Has anyone ever done an essay for them?
    It is from the RSC and I was just wondering do you think it is worth doing and is anyone planning on doing it for 2011?
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    Do you have to do economics for A level?
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    (Original post by PaperSnowAGhost!)
    Do you have to do economics for A level?
    Nope
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    But I guess it helps if you are going to try to write like an economist?

    I'm going to have an attempt this year. Would be great to get a merit.
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    (Original post by SPMS)
    Has anyone ever done an essay for them?
    It is from the RSC and I was just wondering do you think it is worth doing and is anyone planning on doing it for 2011?
    I did it last year and managed to get into the final 17. Would definitely recommend it for the enjoyment as much as the prestige - I did an essay on the economics of inequality and found researching a topic I knew very little about really interesting.
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    My economics teacher mentioned something about some EPQ thing a while ago... is this similar? Whats it all about?
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    (Original post by Orichalon)
    I did it last year and managed to get into the final 17. Would definitely recommend it for the enjoyment as much as the prestige - I did an essay on the economics of inequality and found researching a topic I knew very little about really interesting.
    What are the rules for eligibility. I mean, do you still have to be at school, under 18 or anything?
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    I just read the winning entry for the 2010 competition. I must say I wasn't really that impressed with it, to be perfectly honest. It just seemed to be written in a rather informal, story-like style... not really what I would say an economics essay should be like. There weren't even any diagrams/models (my teacher would probably beat me senseless for missing them out!)

    http://www.res.org.uk/society/ye_award_2010.asp
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    (Original post by -Zephyr-)
    I just read the winning entry for the 2010 competition. I must say I wasn't really that impressed with it, to be perfectly honest. It just seemed to be written in a rather informal, story-like style... not really what I would say an economics essay should be like. There weren't even any diagrams/models (my teacher would probably beat me senseless for missing them out!)

    http://www.res.org.uk/society/ye_award_2010.asp
    Yeah, I know I just checked that essay out... no offence to the girl who wrote it but it was totall b*******! It wasn't economics related at all! It wasn't even an essay!
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    When do we know what the questions are? or do we already?

    Thanks
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    (Original post by Larriant)
    When do we know what the questions are? or do we already?

    Thanks
    The website says they're going to announce the next competition in early 2011.
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    (Original post by -Zephyr-)
    I just read the winning entry for the 2010 competition. I must say I wasn't really that impressed with it, to be perfectly honest. It just seemed to be written in a rather informal, story-like style... not really what I would say an economics essay should be like. There weren't even any diagrams/models (my teacher would probably beat me senseless for missing them out!)

    http://www.res.org.uk/society/ye_award_2010.asp
    It's not a school essay; the main advantage of the competition is that it lets you write an essay without the shackles of the exam syllabus. I suspect the main reason it won is that it's both original and well written, and, let us not forget, many of Keynes' essays had no diagrams/models.
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    Is there a website for the details of the competition? Do you know what sort of time they release the details for it?
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    Yes I thought that was an impressive essay, she covers all the relevant topics, this sort of competition is good because it frees students from the shackles of a syllabus....ask 6 formers to answer a question on an economic problem and 9 times out of 10 they will just churn out the default standard response to tick the boxes on the A level syllabus.
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    Ok, the topics are up. Any ideas on which one to do? I think most will do China one - so perhaps I may do a different one to stand out slightly?
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    (Original post by TroTro)
    Ok, the topics are up. Any ideas on which one to do? I think most will do China one - so perhaps I may do a different one to stand out slightly?
    Have you got the link?
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    http://www.res.org.uk/society/youngeconomist.asp

    Which topic are you guys gonna do?
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    Which one is everyone looking at?


    I'm thinking the fat tax would be a good one, similar to last years Alcohol one.

    Also the China one
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    Looks like fat tax for me, I think everyone will pick the china one
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    I'd guess the china and the fat tax one will be the most popular. I'm going for the growth and happiness one, as I think it is the most interesting. Have you guys started yours yet?
 
 
 
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