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Royal Economic Society Undergraduate Video Competition

The Royal Economic Society, in conjunction with the Economics Network, launched an annual video competition designed to encourage undergraduate students to explore how economics can be used to understand the real world and to communicate economic insights in a clear and intelligible way.

The competition

Student were asked to produce a three-minute film that uses economics to shed light on the real world. The topic choice was up to the students. The film could tackle a major issue (for example, the fallout from Brexit, rising inequality or climate change) or focus on the economics of everyday life (for example, whether Uber is a good thing and why people sign up for gym membership that they don’t use).

The winners

We are delighted to announce that the first RES video competition was jointly one by:

  • Oskar Birol, University of Edinburgh - Video on automation
  • Robert and Fraser Clark, London School of Economics - Video on immigration