YOUNG ECONOMIST OF THE YEAR - 2021

 

 

 

 

 

PDST Young Economist(s) of the Year 2021 Information

 

 

The Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) in association with the Irish Economics  Association (IEA), University College Dublin, Maynooth University, NUI Galway, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, The Central Bank of Ireland, The Irish Economic and Evaluation Service (IGEES), The Economics and Social Research Institute (ESRI), The Department of Communications Climate Action and the Environment, The Business Studies Teachers’ Association of Ireland (BSTAI) and Laois Education Centre are delighted to announce that the Young Economist(s) of the Year 2021 has been officially launched. 

 

 

IDEAS AND INSPIRATION FOR YEOTY 2021  

 

Projects may be in any area of economics. Please view previous winning entries at this link for examples and inspiration.

 

 

EVALUATION CRITERIA 

 

This year we will continue to promote an inquiry-based approach by students. While we encourage students to integrate the use of digital media into their presentations the emphasis is on the quality of the investigation and economic analysis. We also encourage creativity and will accept submissions in a variety of forms such as essay, report, short video/documentary, powerpoint, prezi etc. The points below are important to consider when planning and preparing your submissions. 

 

1. Relevance 

 

Research questions must be relevant to economics and if you are applying be considered for a special interest category such as IGEES or Central Bank of Ireland, the research question must have particular relevance to their respective remits – further details on special interest categories to follow in November along with details of a CPD webinar.  

 

2. Sustainable Development Goals 

 

Projects must clearly link to at least one of the Sustainable Development Goals -  https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/ 

 

3. Research Question & Motivation  

 

Both the research question and motivation for choosing this question should be clearly stated and easy to understand at the outset of the project. 

 

4. Data Gathering 

 

  • Secondary data must be relevant to the economic topic chosen, current and referenced accurately – As part of the YEOTY CPD webinar taking place on the week of November 23rd (exact date TBC) -  Professor Rowena Pecchenino (Maynooth University) will provide an online workshop entitled "Research: How to; Citations; Fact checking and Questions
  • Primary data must be current and relevant to the topic.  

 

5. Analysis of Data 

 

Students should clearly articulate the useful information discovered from the data that may be used to inform the conclusion and demonstrate support for any decision-making. 

 

6. Findings 

 

Should include a summary of the analysis that either answers the research question or compels deeper or 

further investigation.  

 

7. Conclusion 

 

  • Restate the topic as well as explaining why it is important 
  • Main points summarised 
  • "So what” question answered - i.e. recommendations, where to next etc. 

 

8. Presentation 

 

The presentation should be clear, informative and engaging. Information should be accurate and referenced appropriately where relevant.  

 

Creativity In Economics

 

Please note: We will also have a separate “Creativity in Economics” category where we welcome submissions on explanations/illustrations/explorations of economic concepts that are articulated via animations, mind-map, visual presentation, poems, raps etc.  

 

 

ENQUIRIES 

 

Please email all enquiries to [email protected] 

 

 

CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF ENTRIES 

 

 

On or before Friday 12/02/2021 @ 6 p.m. 

 

 

SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES 

 

Details of how to submit entries will be available on this page in due course.

 

THE AWARD CELEBRATION 

 

The online award ceremony to be premiered on YouTube on the week of April 26th 2021.  

 

CERTIFICATION & PRIZES 

 

All students who submit an entry will receive a certificate of participation. Gold medal winners will be shortlisted for further awards in relevant categories.  

 

 

NUMBER OF ENTRIES 

 

  • Students can submit individual or group entries - student/groups can submit one entry for consideration.
  • Maximum number of entries per class is 3. 
  • Schools must engage in their own internal filtering process and all students who participate at school level will receive a certificate of participation. 
  • Students’ submissions will be evaluated by economist and educationalists from a range of universities and economic institutions. 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS OLYMPIAD - https://ecolymp.org/ 

 

Medal winners in YEOTY 2021 and in all previous years are eligible to compete for selection for the Irish International Economics Olympiad team. Further details on this will follow in early November. For further inquiries please email [email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

Click this link to view the YEOTY 2020 Online Awards event

 

 

 

 

Click on these links for an overview of YEOTY 2020 and previous entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

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