This competition is open to current students who may be finishing major projects or theses in 2022, or who have completed major projects or theses (undergraduate or graduate) in 2021. Undergraduates are strongly encouraged to participate.
Any topic will be considered (some examples are economic development, fiscal policy, labour market policy, environmental policy). No research paper or thesis is required, but the best presentations will draw upon work underway or already completed.
Presentations should focus on why the topic is important, how economic principles apply to the topic, the results of relevant data analysis, and resulting policy options or recommendations. Any specific relevance to Atlantic Canada is appreciated but not required.