CSEP ESSAY COMPETITION 2018
The Cambridge Society for Economic Pluralism (CSEP) is delighted to announce its annual essay competition which is open to students studying at AS-Level or equivalent (See Terms and Conditions for eligibility).
We welcome essays in response to any of the 5 titles listed below. When constructing their essays, we strongly encourage students to consider economic theories which are beyond the traditional, Neo-Liberal syllabus of most economics courses and to support their arguments with real world examples. Essays should be between 1000 and 2000 words in length (excluding any citations) and entries submitted by midnight on August 1st. Good luck!
To submit your essay, simply fill in the relevant details below, and copy and paste the text into the box. Alternatively, if you have used footnotes or graphs, you can also submit your essay directly via email by following the instructions:
- Use the subject heading 'CSEP Essay Entry'
- In your email body please tell us your name and school
- Save your document under the format 'Your_Name-Question#' (e.g. John_Maynard_Keynes-1)
- Attach your essay as a PDF
- Send it to email@example.com
If you have any queries about the competition, please send an email with your question to firstname.lastname@example.org. Best of luck!
By submitting your essay, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of the CSEP Essay Competition.
1st Prize - £50 and signed book by Dr. Ha-Joon Chang
Runners Up - Signed book
LIST OF QUESTIONS:
1: “Economics is the most powerful tool of US foreign policy” Discuss.
2: "The long shadow of colonialism is still the biggest obstacle in the way for African development" Discuss.
3: “Tech giants have become too powerful and the only solution is to break them up.” To what extent is this statement desirable and feasible?
4: Should the sole purpose of the Central Bank be to target a 2% inflation rate?
5: "The success of China shows that democracy and capitalism are not the only routes to success" Discuss.