ESSAY TITLES (CHOOSE 1 OF 2 QUESTIONS)
1. How relevant are the ideas of Malthus and Ricardo respectively to today’s issues of climate change (is this an example of Malthusian limits?) and of limits to markets (is globalisation with free trade and free capital movements an unmixed blessing)?
2. With UK real income per head up 15 times over the past 200 years and more evenly distributed, will this be repeated over the next 200 years? – and if not, why not?
RULES OF COMPETITION
Only one essay may be submitted per entrant
Maximum length: 2,500 words
Entries must be submitted by midnight on January 31st, 2021
A 1st Prize of £5,000 will be awarded, with 2 runner-up prizes of £2,500 (each), the competition to be judged by a panel consisting of Peter Oppenheimer of Christ Church College, Oxford, Professor Lord Skidelsky of Warwick University, and Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator of the Financial Times, which is co-sponsor of this essay competition. The Financial Times will publish the essay of the winner, subject to its editorial approval at the time.
Further info at https://www.pec200.co.uk/