- Central Bank of Ireland sponsors award with the Young Economist of the Year competition for the second time
- Second-level students are invited to submit projects on one of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development relevant to the work of the Central Bank
- Central Bank Award winner will receive a cash prize and opportunity to gain work experience at the Central Bank
Following the success of last year’s competition and the high caliber of entries, the Central Bank of Ireland is delighted to announce the 2020 Central Bank Award as part of this year’s PDST Young Economist of the Year competition (YEOTY).
This year, students are invited to submit entries across a range of economic issues. Entries should make a meaningful reference to at least one of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Students who would like their submission to be judged for the Central Bank Award should focus their projects on areas of cross-over relevance to the work of the Central Bank, whether that means focusing on monetary policy, the Irish economy or another area of the Central Bank’s work.
The deadline for entries is 6pm on Monday 2 March and entrants must be at least 16 years of age to be eligible. The award includes a cash prize of €500, a commemorative medal and a two-week work placement at the Central Bank of Ireland.
Central Bank economists will shortlist competition entries and students will be invited to the YEOTY Celebration Day on Thursday 30 April at which the award winners will be announced.
Governor of the Central Bank, Gabriel Makhlouf said “Last year, when we sponsored our first Central Bank Award at the Young Economist of the Year, we met young economists of an outstanding caliber, and we’re really looking forward to this year’s submissions.
“It’s very exciting for us at the Central Bank to meet the minds of our younger peers. Their ideas and ambition set out our path for the future and will have a direct bearing on our economy’s evolution and, indeed, how we work here at the Central Bank.”