The most awaited event of the year, the 10th Young Economist Competition was held on the 15th of March, 2018. Theme of this year’s competition was ‘Human Well Being: GDP and Beyond’. Eight candidates were shortlisted from around twenty five papers received from candidates across the country. The candidates in the final round represented the institutions such as Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi, MOP Vaishnav College for Women, Chennai, Dr B R Ambedkar School of Economics, and CHRIST (Deemed to be University). The panel of judges was made up of acclaimed academicians in the field of Economics: Dr. Krishna Raj from the Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) and Dr. Keshava from Bangalore University. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners were awarded with prize money Rs.10000, Rs. 7500 and Rs.5000 respectively. Harshith Garg from CHRIST (Deemed to be University) won the first prize. Second and Third prizes were won by Priyanaka Dudeja from Lady Shri Ram College Delhi and Niharika from Dr B R Ambedkar School of Economics, Bangalore.
Inauguration by Dr Krishna Raj Participants from across the country
Judges: Dr Keshava, and Dr Krishna Raj