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Durham University Economics Society Essay Competition

The deadline for this one is 25th April. It's open to years 12 and 13, including those outside the UK.


  1. With reference to at least one country of your choice, evaluate the effectiveness of central banks’ mitigatory efforts in the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. Should vaccine development and distribution be left to the private sector, public sector, or both? Discuss.

  3. Evaluate the effectiveness of a wealth tax in fighting inequality.

  4. Discuss the current environmental policy challenges with regards to the renewables sector.

  5. Assess whether continued technological innovation and the emergence of the digital economy will benefit developing countries.

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