Essays submitted by year two undergraduates Essays submitted by year two undergraduates

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

Articles

Richard M. Hui
In a July article published in “The Telegraph”, David Cameron stated, ‘We’re building an immigration system which puts Britain first’. Are cries for a “clamp down” on immigration justified?

  • Course: BSc Business, Finance and Economics, Year 2
  • Published in Volume 11 (June 2015 Prize-winning essays)

Artjoms (Artem) Jemeljanovs

The average yearly pay for a CEO of a FTSE 100 company is £4.3 million compared to £26,500 for the average UK worker. What are the implications of such an unequal distribution of wealth?

  • Course: BSc Business, Finance and Economics, Year 2
  • Published in Volume 11 (June 2015 Prize-winning essays)

Hannah McCartney 
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 2
  • Published in Volume 11 (June 2015 Prize-winning essays)

Steven Ram

"Show, using UK and US data, that the variability of the consumption-output ratio is lower than that of the investment-output ratio (consumption smoothing). How do intertemporal based theories explain the phenomenon of consumption smoothing?"

  • Module: Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO-2A05)
  • Course: BSc Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Year 2
  • Published in Volume 10 (June 2014)

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

  • Course: BSc Economics, Year 2
  • Published in Volume 9 (June 2014 Prize-winning essays)

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

  • Course: BSc Economics, Year 2
  • Published in Volume 8 (May 2013 Prize-winning essays)

Amay V Narayan
"Should the Bank of England pursue another round of Quantitative Easing?"

  • Course: BSc Economics, Year 2
  • Published in Volume 8 (May 2013 Prize-winning essays)

Steven Van de Put and Maria Floyd
"Do consequences exist for developing countries experiencing significant growth which don't improve the welfare of their citizens in conjunction?"

  • Course: BSc Philosophy, Politics and Economics and BSc Politics and Economics, Year 2
  • Published in Volume 8 (May 2013 Prize-winning essays)

Samuel Bittante
What is "Ricardian Equivalence" and when can it fail?

  • Module: (ECO-2A05) Principles of Macroeconomics  
  • Course: BSc. Economics, Year 2
  • Published in Volume 7 (February 2013)

Charlie Mealings
Consumption Smoothing Under Binding Borrowing Constraints: Still Observable?

  • Module: (ECO-2A05) Principles of Macroeconomics  
  • Course: BSc. Economics and Politics, Year 2
  • Published in Volume 7 (February 2013)

Liam Kilroe

Evaluate the effect of CEO fame (awards) and fortune (pay) on firm value.

  • Module: The Economics of Corporate Finance (ECO-2A10)
  • Course: BSc Economics, Year 2
  • Published in Volume 6 (June 2012 Essay Competition) 

Joe Hanson 
How can we stimulate growth in the UK economy?

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

Thomas Jordan 
Are we capable of being altruistic?

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

Tristan Jose and Ollie Lee 
How can we stimulate growth in the UK economy?

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

Aminah Draey 

How might "animal spirits" affect the investment decision?

  • Course: BSc Business Economics
  • Module: Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO-2A05)
  • Published in Volume 4 (February 2012 Exceptional Essay Selection)

Kieran Keohane 
Would increased European budgetary expenditure upon research contribute to, or alleviate its current economic woes?

  • Course: BSc Economics
  • Module: The European Economy (ECO-2A11)
  • Published in Volume 4 (February 2012 Exceptional Essay Selection)

Jason Parr-Morley
Describe the matching function and its implications

  • Course: BSc Economics
  • Module: Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO-2A05)
  • Published in Volume 4 (February 2012 Exceptional Essay Selection)

Benton Knight 

Should fairness matter in Economic Policy?

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

Jun Jie Tan 
Are we spending too much or too little on higher education?

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

Patrick Harding 
What are the economic issues behind the ‘pensions time bomb' currently overshadowing the European economies?

  • Course: BSc Economics 
  • Module: Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO-2A05)
  • Published in Volume 2 (February 2011 Exceptional Essay Selection)

Liam Kilroe 

Is Money Demand Stable?

  • Course: BSc Economics 
  • Module: Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO-2A05)
  • Published in Volume 2 (February 2011 Exceptional Essay Selection)

Benton Knight 
Many stores make some form of ‘price match' promise to their customers. How might game theory help us to understand why they do this?

  • Course: BSc Economics 
  • Module: Principles of Microeconomics (ECO-2A07)
  • Published in Volume 2 (February 2011 Exceptional Essay Selection)

Ben Angus 

Climate Change and the Economic Recession: Should economists be concerned about climate change?

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

Jonathan Shortman 
What are Hedge Funds? How competitive are they? Do you think they are a help or a hindrance in driving the economy out of the recession?

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