Media Release RBA/ESA Essay Competition Awards 2014

The Reserve Bank is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 RBA/ESA Economics Competition for Australian undergraduate university students. The essay competition was run in conjunction with the Economic Society of Australia (ESA) and the UNSW Economics Society.

Students were asked to discuss the short- and long-run implications of the productivity slowdown for the Australian economy. A number of high quality essays were received this year from a range of universities. Congratulations to our winners:

  • 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

These prizes will be presented at a ceremony at the Reserve Bank of Australia in October 2014.


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