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RBA/ESA Economics Competition 2014

The Reserve Bank of Australia sponsors an essay competition for undergraduates studying economics at any accredited university in Australia. The competition is run by the Bank in conjunction with the Economic Society of Australia (ESA) and the UNSW Economics Society.

The 2014 Essay

The essay topic for 2014 were the short- and long-run implications of the productivity slowdown for the Australian economy.

Winning Essays 2014

  • First prize ($2000): Michael Read, The University of Sydney
  • Second prize ($1000): Angus Gibbs, The University of Sydney
  • Best essay from a first year student ($500): Kenny Jia Wei Ng, The University of Sydney

A presentation ceremony, to be hosted by the Reserve Bank of Australia, will be held in October 2014.

Competition Enquiries

For enquiries about the competition please email: info@unswecosoc.com.