Once per academic year the Norwich Economic Papers holds its annual competition, inviting undergraduate and postgraduate taught students to submit work applying economic theory to real world problems, concepts, and policy issues.

In addition to the best pieces being published in our journal, prizes are issued for first, second and third place for each competition category.

This competition is a unique opportunity for our students to practice applying economic theory to real life, gain experience of publishing their work in a real journal and to boost their employability.

In previous years we have engaged with topics as diverse as: in work poverty, biofuels and renewable resources, the impact of foreign aid on the development of a country, and the behavioural economics of the ‘Hypebeast’ phenomenon.