top of page

YEOTY 2023

Special Interest Award Winners

Below are the winning project entries for the 2023 Special Interest Awards at the Young Economist of the Year Awards Ceremony. They are listed below in the order they were presented at the Awards Ceremony


UCD Award

Best Use of Policy in a Project

Name of Student: Hugh O'Sullivan Sexton

Teacher: Eva Acton

School: Coláiste Mhuire, Mullingar

Project Title: The Economy of Cannabis

Maynooth University Award

Best Use of Economic Concepts

Name of Student: Junjia Li

Teacher: Ronan Murdock

School: The Institute of Education

Project Title:  Refugee immigrants: Assets or Burdens? What policies should we adopt?


University of Galway Award

Economic Sustainability

Name of Students: Jack Gleeson & Ana Bucur

Teacher: Michelle Woulfe

School: John the Baptist Community School

Project Title: Could History Repeat itself? A forecast of the British Economy following Truss's Mini Budget based on comparisons with the "Iron Lady"

Technological University of Dublin Award

Creativity Award

Name of Student: Amelie O'Connor

Teacher: John Lowndes

School: Tullamore College

Project Title: How can Pokemon be used as an educational tool for Economics


University of Limerick Award

Inclusion in Economics

Name of Student: Holly Hewson

Teacher: Fabian Mak

School: Rathdown School

Project Title: (P)in(k)flation: Do rapid inflation rates widen gender inequality in Ireland

Munster Technological University Award

Spirit of YEOTY

Name of Students: Rania Alaorfi & Julia Dluzniewska

Teacher: Martin Murphy

School: Coláiste Chiaráin

Project Title:  Are we relying too much on corporation tax? 


Trinity College Dublin Award

Circular Economy Award

Name of Student: Cillian Duignan

Teacher: Kate Sheils

School: Coláiste Choilm Swords

Project Title: Circularity and a Sustainable Ireland

Atlantic Technological University Award

Environmental Sustainability Award

Name of Students: Benedict O'Sullivan, Michael Owens & Kevin Cooney

Teacher: Mairéad O'Sullivan

School: Glenstal Abbey School

Project Title: Deposit Return Scheme - Can money-back Economics deliver change for good


CSO Award

Best Use of Data Award

Name of Students: Alexia D'Arcy and Keelin O'Carroll

Teacher: James Doyle

School: St Andrews College

Project Title: The Irish Housing Crisis: an issue of supply or demand?

Irish Government Economic & Evaluation Sercive (IGEES) Award

Irish Government Policy Award

Name of Students: Vedh Kannan, Thomas Forbes and Will Carkner

Teacher: Matthew Taylor

School: Sutton Park School

Project Title:  Driving Change: The Potential for Congestion Pricing in Irish Cities 


Central Bank of Ireland:

Silver Award

Monetary Policy/Irish Economy

Name of Student: Eva Cotter

Teacher: Paula Fitzsimons

School: St Louis Secondary School, Dundalk

Project Title: What is the economic impact of inflation on homelessness in Ireland

Central Bank of Ireland:

Gold Award

Monetary Policy/Irish Economy

Name of Students: Callum Hughes

Teacher: Mairéad O'Sullivan

School: Glenstal Abbey School

Project Title: Energy Challenges/crisis in Ireland: Why are we so energy dependant on other countries and what can we do about it?

bottom of page