RBA/ESA Economics Competition 2013
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 and the UNSW Economics Society.
The 2013 Essay
The essay topic for this year is Australian Household Saving. Australia’s household saving ratio has changed considerably over time. Discuss the most important factors that have influenced Australian households’ saving patterns. How do these patterns compare with the rest of the world? Do changes in household saving have implications for macroeconomic policy or financial stability?
The competition is open to students currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited university in Australia. The prizes for first and second place are $2,000 and $1,000, respectively. There is also a prize of $500 for the best essay from a first-year student. Entries close on Friday, 16 August 2013.
For all enquiries about the competition, including detailed information about the rules, submission guidelines and prizes, students should visit the Economic Society of Australia and UNSW Economics Society websites.
Winning Essays 2013
The winners will be announced by the end of September 2013. A presentation ceremony, to be hosted by the Reserve Bank of Australia, will be held in October 2013.