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Young Economist of the Year 2023
sponsored by KPMG

Our 2023 competition attracted  brilliant submissions from over 2,000 young people, with 5 finalists selected from many worthy entries. The winners were Sami Shahdat and Yiya Zhang from Altrincham Grammar School for Girls with their entry on "How Should Big Tech be Regulated (If At All?) You can see their winning article in the Financial Times here.

Five entries were selected as finalists, and were invited to tour HM Treasury and Number 10 and 11 Downing Street ahead of the grand final. The final was held at KPMG offices in Canary Wharf, with expert judges from across the field of economics on hand to review the excellent submissions. Scroll down for some pictures of these amazing events!

 

Please see below for our finalists, as well as the 25 'commended' submissions that particularly impressed our panel of experts. Thank you for your submissions - we hope to see you again next year! For information on our 2024 competition, sign up for our newsletter here.

Finalists

Name
School
Topic
P. Tummala, R. Donga, A. Basheer, N. Boya, P. Nasipudi
Pate’s Grammar School
Are the wages for top tier sportspeople justified?
Aryan Shah and Tharan Sutharson
Watford Grammar School
Should there be a cap on what can be charged for gigs by ticket agents?
Sadie Beran and Chloe Li
St Clement Danes School and Rickmansworth School
What are the trade-offs between economic growth and climate change?
Felix Turrell
Hills Road Sixth Form College
What economic impact would the introduction of AI robots have?
Yiya Zhang and Sami Shahadat
Altrincham Grammar School for Girls
What can economics tell us about how Big Tech should be regulated (if at all)?

Commended

Name
School
Topic
Nicholas Youmbi
Xaverian College
Are the wages for top tier sportspeople justified?
Hannah Gordon
The Perse School
Are the wages for top tier sportspeople justified?
Moradeke Akisanya, Maya Chathley, Sarah Lee, Meagan Tam, Valerie Wong
Cheltenham Ladies’ College
Are the wages for top tier sportspeople justified?
Eunice Mak
St Swithun’s School
Are the wages for top tier sportspeople justified?
Daniel Iwu
New Hall School
Should there be a cap on what can be charged for gigs by ticket agents?
Madison Lopez
St Michael’s School
Should there be a cap on what can be charged for gigs by ticket agents?
Verity Charnley
Loreto Grammar School
Should there be a cap on what can be charged for gigs by ticket agents?
Olivia Kewley
Poynton Sixth Form
Should there be a cap on what can be charged for gigs by ticket agents?
Yui Ching Wong
Abbey College Cambridge
What are the trade-offs between economic growth and climate change?
Krish Rana
Harrow School
What are the trade-offs between economic growth and climate change?
Atsushi Agari
Cardiff Sixth Form College
What are the trade-offs between economic growth and climate change?
Reuben Anthony
The Cotswold Academy
What are the trade-offs between economic growth and climate change?
Ashton Quilliam
St Ninian’s High School
What economic impact would the introduction of AI robots have?
Anish Bharadwaj
Merchant Taylors’ School
What economic impact would the introduction of AI robots have?
Charles Quinnin
Whitley Bay High School
What economic impact would the introduction of AI robots have?
Britney Chan
Magdalen College School
What economic impact would the introduction of AI robots have?
Aarav Singhal
City of London School
What can economics tell us about how Big Tech should be regulated (if at all)?
Giuseppe Mangiavacchi and Trishan Chanda
Queen Elizabeth’s School, Barnet
What can economics tell us about how Big Tech should be regulated (if at all)?
Shaan Virdi
Trinity School, Croydon
What can economics tell us about how Big Tech should be regulated (if at all)?
Priya Chahar
Kings Rochester
What can economics tell us about how Big Tech should be regulated (if at all)?
What happens next?
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