Essays submitted by year one undergraduates Essays submitted by year one undergraduates

Below are articles submitted by first year undergraduates in the School of Economics from all volumes of the Norwich Economic Papers.

Articles

Georgina Coleman

Since the development of intellectual property rights in 17th century England, economists have argued whether patents encourage the pursuit of entrepreneurship or hinder creativity and development. Take a stance either for or against the continuation of patent protection

  • Course: BSc Economics, Year 1
  • Published in Volume 11 (June 2015 Prize-winning essays)

Ewan Laing
Could Scotland’s recent bid for independence sway voters’ behaviour in the forthcoming EU Referendum? What would be the economic implications of a yes vote for the United Kingdom?

  • Course: BSc Economics, Year 1
  • Published in Volume 11 (June 2015 Prize-winning essays)

Brynn Monkman
Does free trade predominantly lead to the exploitation of workers and benefit only the economic elite in developing countries?

  • Course: BSc Economics, Year 1
  • Published in Volume 11 (June 2015 Prize-winning essays)

Jake Patterson and Tom Bottomley
Since the development of intellectual property rights in 17th century England, economists have argued whether patents encourage the pursuit of entrepreneurship or hinder creativity and development. Take a stance either for or against the continuation of patent protection

  • Course: BSc Economics, Year 1
  • Published in Volume 11 (June 2015 Prize-winning essays)

Matthew Protheroe
Since the development of intellectual property rights in 17th century England, economists have argued whether patents encourage the pursuit of entrepreneurship or hinder creativity and development. Take a stance either for or against the continuation of patent protection

  • Course: BSc Economics, Year 1
  • Published in Volume 11 (June 2015 Prize-winning essays)

Joel Russell

Since the development of intellectual property rights in 17th century England, economists have argued whether patents encourage the pursuit of entrepreneurship or hinder creativity and development. Take a stance either for or against the continuation of patent protection

  • Course: BSc Economics, Year 1
  • Published in Volume 11 (June 2015 Prize-winning essays)

Hassana Babangida Umar
Is the rise of China a threat or an opportunity for the UK?

  • Course: BSc Economics, Year 1
  • Published in Volume 9 (June 2014 Prize-winning essays)

Hannah McCartney

Do sports stars deserve their wages? Should their governing bodies introduce wage caps?

  • Course: BSc Economics, Year 1
  • Published in Volume 9 (June 2014 Prize-winning essays)

Amee Patel
Is the rise of China a threat or an opportunity for the UK?

  • Course: BSc Economics, Year 1
  • Published in Volume 9 (June 2014 Prize-winning essays)

Simeon Paton
"Do consequences exist for developing countries experiencing significant growth which don't improve the welfare of their citizens in conjunction?"

  • Course: BSc Economics, Year 1
  • Published in Volume 8 (May 2013 Prize-winning essays)

Steven Ram

"Should the provision of renewable energy be a government priority, or can it be provided by the free market?"

  • Course: BSc Economics, Year 1
  • Published in Volume 8 (May 2013 Prize-winning essays)

Anthony Littrell
The disputes between Twitter and Google, the potential welfare losses, whether competition authorities should intervene and if they do which of the two should be targeted.

  • Module: Introductory Microeconomics (ECO-1A1Y-06)
  • Course: BSc Economics, Year 1
  • Published in Volume 6 (June 2012 Exceptional Essay Selection)

Cal Corkery 
Discuss the benefits and detriments of micro finance in emerging markets

  • Course: BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics
  • Published in Volume 5 (April 2012 Essay Competition)

Josh McIntyre 
What are the impacts of an international migration quota?

  • Course: BSc Economics
  • Published in Volume 5 (April 2012 Essay Competition)

Lewis Robinson 
Is the nationalisation of banks ever justified?

  • Course: BSc Economics
  • Published in Volume 5 (April 2012 Essay Competition)

Daniel Osborn

What were the causes of the 2007 financial crisis? Are banks 'too big to fail'? How is it possible to prevent future crisis?

  • Course: BSc Economics
  • Published in Volume 3 (September 2011 Essay Competition)

Syed Azam 
Explain why the market might under produce a good which generates a positive externality. What might be appropriate policy interventions?

  • Published in Volume 2 (February 2011 Exceptional Essay Selection)

Emma Garrett
How US President Barack Obama can use the promise of behavioural economics to change the United States of America

  • Published in Volume 1 (June 2010 Essay Competition)

Alex Haines 
Is a monetary incentive enough to change the behaviour of people when tackling society's problems of smoking and alcohol addition, obesity and lack of blood donations?

  • Course: BSc Economics
  • Published in Volume 1 (June 2010 Essay Competition)