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Nottingham-World Bank Economics Essay Competition 2021

The School of Economics, University of Nottingham Malaysia and World Bank Group Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Finance Hub in Malaysia are organising an Economics essay competition. 

The topic of the essay competition is: “What would be the economic consequences for Malaysia if technology replaces 50% of current jobs in the country? Who would benefit, and who would lose? Would we be better off ultimately?” 

The essay competition is open to all pre-university and high school students in Malaysia. The following prizes will be awarded: 
First prize:       RM 1,000.00
Second prize:    RM 800.00
Third prize:      RM 600.00
Three consolation prizes: RM350.00 each 
The closing date is 1 June 2021, Tuesday. 

Winning essays will also be published in the World Bank's 'Development Digest' publication.

The terms and conditions and  entry form for the competition can be downloaded by clicking on the links. 

A copy of the competition flyer can be downloaded here


The judging panel has decided to award the following prizes: 

  • First prize: Gwendolyn Chan Hui Pei (SMK Batu Lintang, Kuching,
    STPM)  - essay 
  • Second prize: Lee Ricson (Hin Hua High School)  - essay
  • Third prize: Oah Xin Yi and Shyla Sharma (Inti International College Penang, Cambridge A Levels) - essay

Consolation prizes (in no particular order):  

  • Alex Peter (Institut Pendidikan Guru Kampus Bahasa Antarabangsa, Program Persediaan Ijazah Sarjana Muda Penguruan) - essay
  • Chung Po Ching Stephenie (Tenby International School)  - essay
  • Hiew Tzy Hwan and Naveelan A/L Selvan (University of Nottingham Foundation in Business and Management) - essay  




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