What is “Harvard” essay contest? 

The Harvard Undergraduate Economics Association (HUEA) and the Harvard College Economics Review (HCER) jointly host an annual essay contest so-called “HUEA/HCER International Essay Competition.” Utilization of real-world examples in corroborating economic theories is the key to success of this contest. Moreover, a summary-based rather than research-based essay format is highly encouraged. Four questions are provided, and only one of them should be answered and submitted accordingly. Click here to review the questions. The submitted essays will be evaluated by the boards of the organizations as well as Oliver Hart, the 2016 Economics Nobel Prize winner. 

What are the requirements to enter the contest? 

An entry fee of $5 is required for participation. Any high school student at any level from any country and any school is eligible to take part in the contest. The essay should be no longer than 1500 words.

What are the prizes? 

1st prize winner receives $1000; 2nd prize winner receives $250; and 3rd prize winner receives $100.

When is the deadline for submissions? 

The end of April 2020. Please check out the website (https://www.thehuea.org/international-essay-contest) for details.

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