LSESU Economics Society essay competition

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The London School of Economics Students’ Union Economics Society has an essay competition.

Entry is open to students in their final two years of secondary school, or in sixth form college (including students taking A-Level, the International Baccalaureate, or any other equivalent curriculum). Entrants do not have to be studying at schools within the UK – we accept essays from any school from all countries!

This year the questions are:

  1. “We as a nation, lost $817 billion dollars on trade. That’s ridiculous and it’s unacceptable.” – President Donald Trump.
    Do you agree that a trade deficit is always harmful to a country’s economy?
  2. “If economists could manage to get themselves thought of as humble, competent people on a level with dentists, that would be splendid.” – John Maynard Keynes
    Do you agree with Keynes? Justify your answer.
  3. Should governments bail out banks that go bankrupt?
  4. Recently, there have been proposals to introduce a 3-day weekend. To what extent is this economically feasible and would this benefit the economy?

The deadline is 1st August.

Source: Why Study Economics?