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          ECONOMICS  DECONSTRUCTED

ABOUT THE EVENT

The Editorial Board of The Economics Society, St. Stephen's College invites entries for its Essay writing and Infographic Competition.

 

Problem Statement-1

Ever wondered, when you go shopping, why do you buy things you never wanted in the first place? Well, that's the allure of branding! Here, we challenge you to put on your thinking caps and analyse how various economic concepts like the nudge theory, the paradox of choice, decoy effect etc. are used to make brand names so embedded in consumer’s minds.

 

Problem Statement-2

Increasing population has always been a hotly debated topic in the public domain. Is a burgeoning population a boon or a bane? That depends on what a country’s past demographic indicators and policies were. However, as a future economist, do you believe that population control should be promoted or not? Or would a balancing act be the best way out?  Make your case using related economic principles and theories.

 

Problem Statement-3

Rising temperatures have disrupted the smooth flow of economic activities around the world. For example, farming failures have become daily news and climate change associated migration has become a reality. Analyse the various impacts of global warming on economies and its implications on economic policy framing.



Essay writing

Submission Guidelines

  1. The essay must be based on any one of the problem statements given above, typed and submitted in English. 

  2. The suggested word limit for the essay is 1200-1500 words, inclusive of citations.

  3. Citation style must be uniform throughout the document and the MLA citation style must be followed. (https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_formatting_and_style_guide/mla_formatting_and_style_guide.html)

  4. All submissions must be original and a bonafide effort of the participants, and should not be submitted for any other purpose except the competition.

  5. The organisers reserve all rights regarding eligibility/qualification/disqualification/publication of the submissions.

Submission Procedure

  1. Register by filling out this form.

  2. The essay must be mailed to econafterhours@gmail.com with the subject “Name_Essay” on or before 9th October 2022  by 23:59 IST.

  3.  Preferred format of the file is PDF. 

Evaluation Criteria

While assessing the essays, the following criteria will be considered:

  • Originality and clarity of content

  • Quality of the analysis and research

  • Language and structure of the essay

  • Grammar, syntax and form

 

Infographic

Submission Guidelines

  1. The infographic must be submitted in the digital format. Hand-drawn entries will be rejected.

  2. It should be square shaped in the 1:1 ratio (dimensions of an Instagram post).

  3. Description should not exceed 100 words.

 

Submission Procedure

  1. Register by filling out this form.

  2. The infographic must be mailed to econafterhours@gmail.com with the subject “Name_Infographic” on or before 9th October 2022  by 23:59 IST.

  3.  Preferred format of the file is jpeg/png.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Relevance to the theme

  • Creativity and originality

  • Adherence to rules

  • Grammar, apt language 

For winning entries

  • Winners will be declared by the end of October 2022.

  • Selected essays will be published on the econafterhours blog.

  • Selected infographics will be posted on The Economics Society's Instagram page (ecosoc.ssc).

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