Essays submitted by year three undergraduates Essays submitted by year three undergraduates

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

Articles

Amber Dale
"The Family Gap phenomenon: does having children impact on parents' labour market outcomes?"

  • Module: Applied Economic Analysis
  • Course: BSc Economics. Year 3
  • Published in Volume 12 (August 2015)

Edgar Deverell
"Who should be responsible for the provision and financing of flood defences in the UK?"

  • Module: Public Sector
  • Course: BSc Economics, Year 3
  • Published in Volume 12 (August 2015)

Josh Goodall
"An Investigation into the Determinants of an Employees Overall Satisfaction with their Job"

  • Module: Applied Economic Analysis
  • Course: BSc Economics. Year 3
  • Published in Volume 12 (August 2015)

Robert Wishart
"End of the line for HS2? A review of the UK Government's Cost Benefit Analysis"

  • Module: Public Sector
  • Course: BSc Economics, Year 3
  • Published in Volume 12 (August 2015)

Lee Yuet Ting
"Does Internet usage pose a risk or opportunity for the economy?"

  • Module: Applied Economic Analysis
  • Course: BSc Economics. Year 3
  • Published in Volume 12 (August 2015)

Cheuk Chung
"There are different explanations of why certain countries are developed and other countries are still developing. Review three bodies of work, namely, the institutional theory, the geography theory and the growth theory, and evaluate their strengths and weaknesses in light of the empirical evidence. Which theory would you endorse?"

  • Module: Development Economics (ECO-3A09)
  • Course: BSc Economics, Year 3
  • Published in Volume 10 (June 2014)

Ryan Fletcher
"How do migrants impact the performance of teams in the English Premier League: does the composition of migrants have an effect?"

  • Module: Labour Economics (ECO-3A15)
  • Course: BSc Economics, Year 3
  • Published in Volume 10 (June 2014) 

Will O'Donnell
"The importance of health and education in economic development is beyond dispute, and yet the poor are often seen to underinvest in both health and education of their children, even when they are easily affordable or entirely free. Provide an in-depth analysis of this issue by considering two countries, where significant interventions have been made in either health or education or both, and evaluate their experience to answer the question."

  • Module: Development Economics (ECO-3A09)
  • Course: BSc Economics, Year 3
  • Published in Volume 10 (June 2014) 

Michelle Dadey

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

  • Course: BSc Business Finance and Economics, Year 3
  • Published in Volume 9 (June 2014 Prize-winning essays)

Ryan Fletcher
Do Sports Stars Deserve Their Wages? Should Their Governing Bodies Introduce Wage Caps?

  • Course: BSc Economics, Year 3
  • Published in Volume 9 (June 2014 Prize-winning essays)

Alexa Li Ho Shan
Is a paternalistic government beneficial for society and its individuals?

  • Course: BSc Economics, Year 3
  • Published in Volume 9 (June 2014 Prize-winning essays)

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

  • Course: BSc Politics and Economics, Year 3
  • Published in Volume 9 (June 2014 Prize-winning essays)

Amay Narayan
Is the rise of China a threat or an opportunity for the UK?

  • Course: BSc Economics, Year 3
  • Published in Volume 9 (June 2014 Prize-winning essays)

Daniel Sadler
Eurosceptic versus Europhile. Should the UK stay within the EU?

  • Course: BSc Economics, Year 3
  • Published in Volume 9 (June 2014 Prize-winning essays)

Olivia Smith and Steven van de Put
Are humans always the rational, self-interested agents that mainstream economics assumes them to be?  Discuss, using ideas of reciprocity, altruism and fairness.

  • Course: BSc Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Year 3
  • Published in Volume 9 (June 2014 Prize-winning essays)

Samuel Stead
Do Sports Stars Deserve Their Wages? Should Their Governing Bodies Introduce Wage Caps?

  • Course: BSc Economics, Year 3
  • Published in Volume 9 (June 2014 Prize-winning essays)

Alexander Collins and Daniel Osborn

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

  • Course: BSc Economics, Year 3
  • Published in Volume 8 (May 2013 Prize-winning essays)

Pietro d'Arcano
"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, Year 3
  • Published in Volume 8 (May 2013 Prize-winning essays)

Ollie Lee and Tristan Jose
"How might recent UK education policy changes affect the supply of skills to the labour market? Are these changes desirable?"

  • Course: BSc Economics, Year 3
  • Published in Volume 8 (May 2013 Prize-winning essays)

Ollie Lee

Do immigrants to the UK receive lower wage returns to education than observably similar British/Irish nationals?

  • Module: (ECO-3A15C) Labour Economics
  • Course: BSc. Economics, Year 3
  • Published in Volume 7 (February 2013)

Minh Luu 
Poverty can be alleviated by two alternative strategies: by providing microcredit to the poor or by undertaking industrialisation. Both strategies have their strengths and limitations. Discuss them by studying two countries of your choice.

  • Module: (ECO-3A09C) Development Economics
  • Course: BSc. Business Economics, Year 3
  • Published in Volume 7 (February 2013)

Benton Knight
Job Related Training – Costs, Benefits and Discrimination

  • Module: Labour Economics (ECO-3A15)
  • Course: BSc Economics, Year 3
  • Published in Volume 6 (June 2012 Exceptional Essay Selection)

Elizabeth Scott
Should industrial development then be regulated by the government, or follow a planned path, or be exposed to foreign trade and investment so that the domestic industries can learn from the industries of the developed world?

  • Module: Development Economics (ECO-3A09C)
  • Course: BSc Business Finance and Economics, Year 3
  • Published in Volume 6 (June 2012 Exceptional Essay Selection)

Alex Haines 
Are we capable of being altruistic?

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

Patrick Harding 
What are the impacts of an international migration quota?: A UK perspective

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

Benton Knight 
Are we capable of being altruistic?

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

Joshua Clift 

Are we spending too much or too little on higher education?

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

Michael Brock

What Level of Paternalism Should the UK Government Pursue to Combat the Detrimental Effects of Heavy Drinking?

  • Course: BSc Economics 
  • Module: Public Sector Economics (ECO-2B14)
  • Published in Volume 2 (February 2011 Exceptional Essay Selection)

Matthew Grimson

Dependence has increased among many developing countries, raising concerns over the effectiveness of aid. Where are the problems? Discuss the efficacy of trade liberalization and Scepticism of aid with empirical evidence.

  • Course: BSc Business Economics
  • Module: Development Economics (ECO-3A09)
  • Published in Volume 2 (February 2011 Exceptional Essay Selection)

Michael Brock
Has the UK Government missed the opportunity to invest in renewable energy programmes?

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

Shane King
Should Competition Policy be relaxed during the current financial crisis?

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