Marshall Essay Competition

Marshall Essay Competition invites students to submit an essay on a specific topic related to economics. Past topics have included "The role of the state in the economy," "The future of work," and "Inequality and its consequences."

Competition Details

Introduction: Established in 1927, the Marshall Society is the Economics Society of the University of Cambridge. The competition invites pre-university students to write a convincing and well-structured essay related to economic theories.

Competition Format: Participants are to submit an essay response to one of the following questions:

  1. Economies are facing soaring inflation rates despite tepid growth, which commentators have attributed to various causes. Discuss what you think the appropriate policies are to address fears of ‘stagflation’.
  2. ‘Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has already altered the global economy.’ Discuss.
  3. Today’s globalised economy is vulnerable to shocks from multifarious sources. From whence will the next major recession come?
  4. What are the likely economic effects of blockchain technology in the next decade?
  5. ‘Public goods can be provided by the private sector.’ Discuss.
  6. Evaluate an economic policy recently implemented by a country that of your choice and discuss its short- and long-run consequences.

Competition Website: LINK

Other Writing Contest you may be interested in: Guide to YoungArts Writing Competition


Preuniversity students around the world

Submission deadline

August 19, 2022

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