Young Economist of the Year 2018

YEOTY 2018 Programme


The Year Awards


Fifth Year


Austerity: Was it worth it?
Students: Diane Sheehy and Diana Mirza
Teacher: Martin Murphy
School: Coláiste Chiaráin, Croom, Co.Limerick



Who benefits from Trump's tax plan?
Students: Bailey O'Rourke Lane
Teacher: Michelle Woulfe
School: John the Baptist Community School, Co.Limerick


The effects of the future absence of net neutrality on consumers in the American ISP market
Students: Kacey Obi and David lynch
Teacher: Stephen Dunne
School: Coláiste Eanna CBS


Economic applications of queueing theory to potential policy changes in relation to the public orthodontic treatment system
Students: Tony O'Halloran
Teacher: Anthony Malone
School: Coláiste an Spioraid Naoimh


What if inflation in Germany in 1923 never happened?
Students: Luka Mumelas and Fran Mumelas
Teacher: Kate Shiels
School: Coláiste Choilm, Swords


Sixth Year


The potential effects of rent regulation in Ireland
Students: Raena McElwee
Teacher: Ms. Kara O'Brien
School: St.Leo's College, Carlow


Harry Potter and the unstable economy
Students: Ellen Nic Aodha
Teacher: Shane Ó Ciardubháin
School: Gaelcholáiste Cheatharlach


Transition Year


Experimental economics to test a key concept from neoclassical theory in the context of a school environment
Students: Alex Sheehan, Luke Galligan and Gavin Foley
Teacher: David O'Connell
School: Christian Brothers College, Cork


Capitalism v Communism
Students:Fionnuala Maher and Ursula Regazzoli
Teacher: Neil Garry
School: Loreto College, Mullingar


The influence of social media on the buying habits of teenagers
Students: Mairead Kearney and Fiona Kerdzaia
Teacher: Ms. Martina McAuliffe
School: Mercy Mounthawk, Tralee


Junior Category


Investigation into the politics and economics of refugee policies in different countries
Students: Tom Knoblauch
Teacher: Ms. Moynihan
School: St. Brendan's College, Killarney


Homelessness - Ireland's economic downfall?
Students: Lucia Barrett, Aoibhe Beecher, Eve Byrne, Chloe Dempster, Precious Etah Tabe, Carol Halpin-Hurley, Rachel Holland, Abbie Hourigan-Abuzied, Abbey Kelleher, Olivia Lennon, Lucja Lojko, Megan Martin, Sophie McCormick, Allana Murphy, Linda Nukhova, Melissa O'Neill, Teigan Stapleton, Emma Wallace and Rebecca Walsh 
Teacher: Trudie Murray
School: St. Patrick's College, Gardiners Hill, Co.Cork


Should excise duties be put on e-cigarettes?
Students: Ella Gamble, Sadhbh Lynch, Mary McArdle and Robyn Griffith
Teacher: Mr. Doyle
School: St. Vincent's Secondary School, Dundalk