2 years ago

7 August, 2016


Organised by:
Economics Society (UQES)

The UQES invites you to enter our inaugural Policy Pitch Competition. This competition has been very generously sponsored by the Economics and Law Research Institute, and aims to provide students with an opportunity to use economic analysis to evaluate policy and recommend reform. For more information on ELRI, check out their website: www.elri.com.au.

PRIZE: 80 hours paid research assistant work with ELRI. The winner will work on a project with Professors John Mangan and Jeff Mann, with a view to getting the report published as widely as possible. The total value is $2,000 (80 hours at $25/hour).
FORMAT: Submit a one-page brief on your proposal for economic policy reform. You have five minutes to pitch your proposal to the judges, then face their questions.
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: To attend the information session, please fill out this form: http://goo.gl/forms/3mxh7tx43MkNjYSF3
RULES: See more details on our website: http://www.uqes.com.au/competitions/
DUE DATE: Briefing papers due 11:59pm, 7 August 2016 (email to j.downingide@uqes.com.au).
IDEAS: Competitors can submit any proposal that is conducive to economic analysis, for example: deregulation and privatisation; taxation; financial market regulation; internet regulation; infrastructure policy; or evaluation of proposed government policies, such as superannuation, negative gearing and renewable energy. ELRI's research themes are broad, and very interesting: www.elri.com.au/about-us. ELRI's major research themes identify laws, legal structures and systems and taxation regimes which adversely impact on Australia's gross domestic product and its international competitiveness, especially relating to the Asia-Pacific region.