Thursday, 17 December 2009

Essay competition

Given the recent release of the 2025 Taskforce report, this essay competition seems very topical:

The Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation, in cooperation with the Association of Private Enterprise Education, announces the:


How do public policies influence measures of economic performance?

The 2010 Policy Communicators Contest invites college professors and graduate students from all disciplines to submit essays on the relationship between public policy and economic growth. It is of particular interest to compare and contrast individual countries, states, regions or major metro areas—why some are succeeding and others are failing. Diverse public policies have resulted in an equally diverse set of outcomes affecting economic performance. Therefore, it is of great importance to discern what lessons can be drawn from specific experiences. Winning entries will analyze the economic effect of specific public policies, incorporating new and existing research into a compelling narrative for a general audience.

First Prize: $15,000
Second Prize: $7,500
Third Prize: $4,000

The Policy Communicators Contest intends to reward skilled communication of sound academic research to non-academic audiences. The persuasive effect should be founded upon the support of academic research. Winners will be selected based on how effectively they deploy their academic expertise in presenting our best scholarly understanding in a package that anyone can easily grasp.

Further details are available here.

May be Don Brash should enter.

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