Essay Competition

Economic Futures Competition Winners 2021/22

The 2020 Economic Futures Essay Competition was open to all Scottish students registered at a Scottish University studying Economics or an economics related subject.

Students were invited to write an essay on an Economics topic related to the climate crisis and climate change policy in Scotland.  The judges have picked their top 4.  Congratulations to all of our winners!

We would like to extend out thanks to everyone involved, the competition entrants, the review panel and our judges. 

Listed below are winning essays, we hope you enjoy reading them.  The essays will be published in the March edition of the FAI Economic Commentary.

1st Place Winning Essay
An exploration of how financial inequality prevents the success of Scotland’s climate change aims
Ellen Keefe: University of Strathclyde
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2nd Place Winning Essay
Scotland in Climate Change time: an analysis on policies and opportunities in transportation, forestry and agriculture
Xiaxoxuan Sha: University of Edinburgh
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3rd Place Winning Essay
How will climate change, over the coming decades, impact the urban and rural areas of Scotland differently? How should policymakers address these differences?
Craig White: University of Edinburgh
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4th Place Winning Essay
Scottish Government’s current approach to changing climate behaviour
Chizulum Ifezulike: University of Strathclyde
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The competition is now closed.

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