The Economics Debate – Sign Up Deadline Extended to 30th December

We’ve extended the deadline for applications to represent Warwick at the annual Economics Debate, hosted by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), until 30th December.

The debate brings together students from the UK’s top universities and is open to students on ANY degree course in ANY year group with an interest in the economy and current affairs. Winning teams gain paid internships with the IEA and cash prizes.

Participating Universities:
Four universities, namely Warwick, UCL, Oxford and LSE took part in the Economics Debate 2017. This year’s competition will be extended to also include Cambridge, Bath, Bristol and Edinburgh.

Last year, the prizes were:
1st place – Summer Internships at the IEA
2nd place – £250 Cash Prize
3rd place – £150 Cash Prize
4th place – £100 Cash Prize
Best Individual – £50 Cash Prize

This year, with an increased number of universities involved, the prize pool is expected to be larger, and the cash prizes more attractive.

To indicate your interest in participation, you must submit a maximum 500-word document either supporting or opposing the statement:
‘Philip Hammond’s Budget plans won’t solve the UK’s house price problem’
Applications should all be submitted using the Google form here: 
Submissions may be on behalf of an individual, a group of 2 or a group of 3.


Good Luck!