The Norwich Economic Papers, June 2015 - Volume 11

This volume contains a selection of the prize-winning essays from each year
group for the Sixth Annual Student Essay Competition, run in the 2014/5 academic
year. You can view the complete volume below.

Complete Volume

Volume 11 - June 2015

Prize-winning Student Essays

First Year Undergraduate Category:

Matthew Protheroe - Joint First Place

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

Joel Russell - Joint First Place

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

Georgina Coleman - Second Place

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

Jake Patterson and Tom Bottomley - Third Place

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

Ewan Laing - Runner Up

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?

Brynn Monkman - Runner Up

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

Second Year Undergraduate Category:

Hannah McCartney - First Place

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.

Artjoms (Artem) Jemeljanovs - Second Place

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?

Richard M. Hui - Third Place

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?

Third Year Undergraduate Category: 

Matthew Barber - First Place

In a July article published in The Telegraph, David Cameron stated, "We're building an immigration system that puts Britain first."  Are cries for a 'clamping down' on immigration justified?

Jack Kelehar - Second Place

What are the implications of an unequal wealth distribution from a United States perspective?

Nora Frydenberg - Third Place

Is the claim that trade liberalisation predominantly leads to the exploitation of developing countries by developed countries valid, or are there other reasons for why some countries seem to have benefited less from trade liberalisation than others?

Charles Lester - Third Place

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?

Jane Nguyen - Runner Up

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?

Postgraduate Category:

Harriet Johnson - First Place

In a July article published in The Telegraph, David Cameron stated, "We're building an immigration system that puts Britain first." Are cries for a 'clamping down' on immigration justified?

Benjamin Radoc- Second Place

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?

Anthony Amoah - Third Place

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