LSE Essay Competition Winner

Year 13 student Ploy wins top prize in 2020 LSE Economics Essay Competition.

Congratulations to Ploy in Year 13 on winning the Professor Sir Tim Besley Prize in the 2020 London School of Economics Students’ Union (LSE SU) Economics Essay Competition. Ploy’s essay was one of the best five essays out of nearly 1,000 entries received this year.

Judges commented that they found Ploy’s 1,500-word response to the question ‘How important is a country’s historical path in determining its long-run economic development?’ a thoroughly captivating read. They noted:

‘We love it! The structure is very clear and straightforward, making it a pleasant read. Arguments are coherent and backed up by a wide range of evidence. It offers a thoroughly balanced analysis with original insights.’

Ploy will receive a copy of ‘Principled Agents?’ and a signed certificate by Professor Sir Tim Besley, W. Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics at LSE. The 2020 LSE SU Economics Essay Competition was launched by the LSE SU Economics Society to encourage pre-tertiary students to think critically on current affairs and apply their economic knowledge in an academic essay.

LSE essay winner