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  • YEOTY 2023 Year Group Prizes | Young Economist of t

    YEOTY 2023 Year Group Winners 1st Year Winners 1st Year Prizes 1st Place Name of Student: Eva Lowndes Teacher: John Lowndes School: Tullamore College Project Title: What is the financial comparison between Ladies' Golf and Men's Golf ​ Click here to view the project 1st Year Prizes 2nd Place Name of Student: Harry O'Riordan Teacher: Mairead O'Sullivan School: Glenstal Abbey School Project Title: Curds and Why: Is import substitution creating more sustainability in the Irish Artisan Cheese Sector? Click here to view the project 2nd Year Winners 2nd Year Prizes 1st Place Name of Student: Rory Kinsman Teacher: James Doyle School: St Andrews College Project Title: Why did electricity prices in Ireland increase by so much in 2022. ​ Click here to view the project 2nd Year Prizes 2nd Place Name of Student: Gavin Connolly and Stephen Byrne Teacher: John Lowndes School: Tullamore College Project Title: What is the impact of GAA sport on the Irish economy Click here to view the project 3rd Year Winners 3rd Year Prizes 1st Place Name of Student: Sophie O'Connor Teacher: James Doyle School: St Andrews College Project Title: An investigation and comparison of the Japanese and Irish fiscal policies Click here to view the project 3rd Year Prizes 2nd Place Name of Student: Hugo Griffin Teacher: James Doyle School: St Andrews College Project Title: Are national incentives to reduce carbon emissions likely to harm global trade? Click here to view the project 3rd Year Prizes 3rd Place Name of Student: Kiku Nakajima Teacher: James Doyle School: St Andrews College Project Title: How COVID affected Ireland's airline industry Click here to view the project TY/4th Year Winners TY/4th Year Prizes 1st Place Name of Student: Malavika Manoj Teacher: Ian Grace School: Loreto Secondary School, Wexford Project Title: 'An alarming comparison between now and the famine'. Has our relationship with the Irish economy changed? Click here to view the project TY/4th Year Prizes 2nd Place Name of Student: David Oskwarek Teacher: Colette O'Callaghan School: Davis College Project Title: The future of globalisation ​ ​ Click here to view the project TY/4th Year Prizes 3rd Place Name of Student: Lauren Meaney Teacher: Ellen Jones School: Coláiste Muire, Ennis Project Title: Fiscal Profligacy ​ Click here to view the project 5th Year Winners 5th Year Prizes 1st Place Name of Student: ZiQi Ma Teacher: James Doyle School: St Andrews College Project Title: How inflation affects economic inequality? ​ ​ Click here to view the project 5th Year Prizes 2nd Place Name of Student: Tabib Haque, Calum Conway, Mobashir Ahadmanish and Cian Carr Teacher: Fergal Douglas School: Coláiste Phádraig, Lucan Project Title: African resource exploitation: De-globalisation and protectionism as future for African nations with consequences for all Click here to view the project 5th Year Prizes 3rd Place Name of Student: Valentina Baratta Teacher: James Doyle School: St Andrews College Project Title: How can renewables tackle the current inflation crisis? EU case study ​ ​ Click here to view the project 6th Year Winners 6th Year Prizes 1st Place Name of Student: Matthew Kelleher Teacher: Iain Cooney School: Midleton CBS Project Title: Is the current mechanism for purchasing wholesale energy fit for purpose and what can the Irish government do to improve it? Click here to view the project 6th Year Prizes 2nd Place Name of Student: Jamie O'Leary Teacher: Iain Cooney School: Midleton CBS Project Title: What effective actions can the Irish government implement to tackle rising gas prices? Click here to view the project 6th Year Prizes Joint 3rd Place Name of Student: Fabiola Grimmeisen, Mona Manno, Marlene Minch Teacher: James Doyle School: St Andrews College Project Title: Croatia and the Euro ​ Click here to view the project 6th Year Prizes Joint 3rd Place Name of Student: Issac Lee, Luke Yang, Mathis Zeissig Teacher: James Doyle School: St Andrews College Project Title: What are the factors influencing NBA ticket pricing? Click here to view the project Northern Ireland Winners Northern Ireland Prizes 1st Place Name of Student: Isabella Morgan Teacher: Shane McComb School: Sacred Heart Grammar, Newry Project Title: Back to the Future: Is gold providing stability to central banks in unstable times? ​ ​ Click here to view the project Northern Ireland Prizes 2nd Place Name of Student: Lily Brannigan, Lucy Johnston and Orlaith Lambe Teacher: Shane McComb School: Sacred Heart Grammar, Newry Project Title: Unheard Consequences: Unveiling the economic implications of hearing impairment in today's society Click here to view the project

  • 2023 Winners | PDST Young Economist of the Year 2023

    YEOTY 2023 Winners Here you will find the complete archive of YEOTY 2023, including the programme, highlights video and the winning projects! YEOTY Programme 2023 To download a pdf of the Official Programme for the PDST Young Economist of the Year Awards 2023 please click the button below Download YEOTY 2023 National Awards Ceremony Below is a video showing the highlights of the National Awards Ceremony held in the O'Reilly Hall in UCD on 28th April 2023. Below is a video specially commemorating 10 years of YEOTY Click here to see the full photo gallery from the Awards Ceremony Winning Projects Scroll down to look at overall winning entries from 2023. Check back here in the coming weeks and months as we upload more entries from 2023! Senior Young Economist of the Year 2023 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? Click here to view the project Junior Young Economist of the Year 2023 Name of Students: Benedict O'Sullivan, Michael Owens, Kevin Cooney Teacher: Mairead O'Sullivan School: Glenstal Abbey School Project Title: DRS- Can money back economics deliver change for good. Click here to view the project Click here to view the winners of the Special Interest Awards Click here to view the winners of the Year Group Awards See More Entries from previous years

  • 2013 YEOTY Archive | PDST Young Economist of the Year 2022

    2013/2014 YEOTY Archive Click the links below for past entries from 2013 Click here for Senior Category entries from 2013 Click here for Junior Category entries from 2013

  • YEOTY Impact Stories | Young Economist of t

    YEOTY Impact Stories is a project compiled by UCD School of Education and UCD School of Economics where they found out what previous winners of YEOTY are doing now and what impact YEOTY had on their lives. ​ Below is a collection of videos from these past winners and some of their teachers. These short videos tell the story of what they have been doing since their wins at YEOTY. Stephen Fowler Stephen Fowler (YEOTY 2017 Awardee) talks about his experience participating in YEOTY and the impact it had on his life. Diane Sheehy Diane Sheehy (YEOTY 2018 Awardee) speaks about her experience participating in YEOTY and the impact it had on her life. Ellen McHugh Ellen McHugh (YEOTY 2018 awardee) talks about her experience participating in YEOTY and the impact it had on her life. Jake Weldon Jake Weldon (YEOTY 2017 Awardee) talks about his experience participating in YEOTY and the impact it had on his life. Alex Barry Alex Barry (YEOTY 2021 Awardee) talks about his experience participating in YEOTY and its impact it had on his life. Hugo Phelan Hugo Phelan (YEOTY 2021 Awardee) talks about his experience participating in YEOTY and the impact it had on his life. Amy Bellew Amy Bellew (YEOTY 2021 Awardee) talks about her experience participating in YEOTY and the impact it had on her life. Maksim Webb Maksim Webb (YEOTY 2021 Awardee) talks about his experience participating in YEOTY and the impact it had on his life. Shane Kirwan Shane Kirwan (Economics Teacher) talks about his experience guiding students through YEOTY and shares his thoughts about the competition. Martin Murphy Martin Murphy (Economics Teacher) talks about his experience guiding students through YEOTY and shares his thoughts about the competition.

  • 2023 Winners | PDST Young Economist of the Year 2023

    YEOTY 2024 Winners Here you will find the complete archive of YEOTY 2024, including the programme, highlights video and the winning projects! YEOTY Programme 2024 To download a pdf of the Official Programme for the PDST Young Economist of the Year Awards 2024 please click the button below Download YEOTY 2024 National Awards Ceremony A video showing the highlights of the National Awards Ceremony held in the University Concert Hall in UL on 8th May 2024 will be shown here soon. Click here to see the full photo gallery from the Awards Ceremony Winning Projects Scroll down to look at overall winning entries from 2024. Check back here in the coming weeks and months as we upload more entries from 2024! Senior Young Economist of the Year 2024 Name of Students: Martha Burns, Ailbhe Gavin, Hristiana Tsarkova, Amy Wallace & Chloe Chambers Teacher: Anne Marie O'Malley School: Sacred Heart School, Westport, Mayo Project Title: Taylornomics Click here to view the project Junior Young Economist of the Year 2024 Name of Students: Daniel Keating, Luke Hanrahan, John O'Loughlin & Niall Egan Teacher: Pat Egan School: Rockwell College Project Title: Using economics to explain changing rituals associated with Irish Funerals Click here to view the project Special Interest Awards Coming Soon Year Group Awards Coming Soon See More Entries from previous years

  • 2022 Winners | PDST Young Economist of the Year 2022

    YEOTY 2022 Winners Here you will find the complete archive of YEOTY 2022, including the programme, highlights video and the winning projects! YEOTY Programme 2022 To download a pdf of the Official Programme for the PDST Young Economist of the Year Awards 2022 please click the button below Download YEOTY 2022 National Awards Ceremony See below a video showing the highlights of the National Awards Ceremony held in the O'Reilly Hall in UCD on 28th April 2022. Click here to see the full photo gallery from the Awards Ceremony Winning Projects Scroll down to look at overall winning entries from 2022. Check back here in the coming weeks and months as we upload more entries from 2022! Senior Young Economist of the Year 2022 Name of Student: Grace Keaveney Teacher: Caitriona Nagle School: Loreto College, St Stephen's Green Project Title: Is the Fair Deal Scheme actually fair? Cash Prize: €500 Click here to view the project Junior Young Economist of the Year 2022 Name of Students: David Oskwarek Teacher: Colette O'Callaghan School: Davis College, Mallow Project Title: Circular Economic Models: Assessing the Proposed Circular Economy Bill 2021 and the Validity of the Implication of Circular Economies Cash Prize: €200 Click here to view the project See More Entries from previous years

  • YEOTY CPD Day 2023 | PDST Young Economist of the Year 2022

    OIDE YEOTY CPD November 2023 In case you missed the annual CPD event for teachers that are interested in entering students into the Young Economist of the Year Competition, you can find all the resources here! ​ Below you will find recordings from all the speakers from the day, and their various presentations. ​ We hope you find them useful in your preparations. If you have any questions regarding anything you see below or anything else relating to the competition, please email youngeconomist@pdst.ie and we will get back to you as soon as we can Click here for Information Flyer about YEOTY 2024 CPD Webinar Our CPD webinar is a must-watch for teachers who are preparing students to enter the Young Economist of the Year competition. With expert insights and practical advice, this webinar is the perfect tool for teachers and students who want to excel in the competition. The recording covers a range of topics, from how to choose a topic to how to structure your project for maximum impact. Whether you're a seasoned competitor or just starting out, this webinar is an essential resource. Other Resources The Oide Economics Team have created a useful Padlet of Resources, both from the CPD day and other links that may be helpful to teachers and students in their preparations. Below is a link to the Padlet Click here for the link to the Padlet

  • YEOTY 2023 Special Interest Awards | Young Economist of t

    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 Click here to view the project 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? Click here to view the project 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" Click here to view the project 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 Click here to view the project 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 Click here to view the project 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? Click here to view the project 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 Click here to view the project 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 Click here to view the project 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? Click here to view the project 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 Click here to view the project 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 Click here to view the project 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? Click here to view the project

  • YEOTY Archive | PDST Young Economist of the Year 2022

    YEOTY Archive On this page, you will find the archive of the previous years of the Young Economist of the Year Competitions. ​ Click on the links below to view the winning entries of the previous years, the old programmes and videos from the National Awards Ceremonies. 2023 YEOTY Archive Click here for past projects, videos and programmes from 2023 Click here for more 2022 YEOTY Archive Click here for past projects, videos and programmes from 2022 Click here for more 2021 YEOTY Archive Click here for past projects, videos and programmes from 2021 Click here for more 2020 YEOTY Archive Click here for past projects, videos and programmes from 2020 Click here for more 2019 YEOTY Archive Click here for past projects, videos and programmes from 2019 Click here for more 2018 YEOTY Archive Click here for past projects, videos and programmes from 2018 Click here for more 2017 YEOTY Archive Click here for past projects, videos and programmes from 2017 Click here for more 2016 YEOTY Archive Click here for past projects, videos and programmes from 2016 Click here for more 2015 YEOTY ARCHIVE Click here for past projects, videos and programmes from 2015 Click here for more 2013/2014 YEOTY Archive Click here for past projects, videos and programmes from 2013 and 2014 Click here for more

  • YEOTY CPD Day 2022 | PDST Young Economist of the Year 2022

    PDST YEOTY CPD November 2022 In case you missed the annual CPD event for teachers that are interested in entering students into the Young Economist of the Year Competition, you can find all the resources here! ​ Below you will find recordings from all the speakers from the day, and their various presentations. ​ We hope you find them useful in your preparations. If you have any questions regarding anything you see below or anything else relating to the competition, please email youngeconomist@pdst.ie and we will get back to you as soon as we can Click here for Information Flyer about YEOTY 2023 Recording Part 1 Dr Rachel Farrell and Prof Rowena Pecchenino Dr Rachel Farrell some stimulus to help inspire teachers and students along with some helpful resources. Rachel is a former deputy director of the PDST and co-founder of the Young Economist of the Year. Rachel supported schools in the areas of economics and the business subjects as well as the use of digital technologies while with the PDST. Prior to this Rachel was a teacher of economics for over 20 years. Currently Rachel is assistant professor of initial teacher education in the school of education in UCD. ​ Prof Rowena Pecchenino from Maynooth University presents information on how to conduct research, and cite sources correctly. Click here for the slides from Rachel's presentation Click here for the slides from Rowena's presentation Advice from the Judging Panel Dr Kevin Denny Kevin studied economics at University College Dublin and Oxford University. He was a senior researcher at the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London before returning to take up an academic post in UCD in 1992. He is now associate professor and Head of School in the UCD School of Economics. His research interests include labour markets, education and the economics of health. Click here for the slides from this presentation Recording Part 2 Enda Keenan, Central Bank of Ireland Enda Keenan is an Economist with the Central Bank of Ireland. Enda presented on the role of the Central Bank and discussed inflation in our economy. Click here for the slides from this presentation Other Resources The PDST Economics Team have created a useful Padlet of Resources, both from the CPD day and other links that may be helpful to teachers and students in their preparations. Below is a link to the Padlet Click here for the link to the Padlet

  • YEOTY Partners | PDST Young Economist of the Year

    YEOTY Partners YEOTY is only possible thanks to our different partners that help in so many different ways. ​ Read more about our partners, what they do and how they are involved in YEOTY. ​ Oide Oide is a new support service for teachers and school leaders, funded by the Department of Education, formed from the integration of four existing support services and launched on September 1, 2023. Learn More Irish Economic Association Learn More IGEES (Irish Government Economic Evaluation Service) Learn More Central Bank of Ireland Learn More Laois Education Centre Learn More Maynooth University (NUI) Department of Economics Learn More MTU: Munster Technological University Learn More Department of Environment, Climate and Communications Learn More UCD Learn More University of Galway Learn More University of Limerick Learn More Trinity College Dublin Learn More ATU: Atlantic Technological University Learn More ESRI Learn More BSTAI Business Studies Teachers Association of Ireland Learn More CSO: Central Statistics Office Learn More Southeast Technological University Learn More UBUNTU Learn More TU Dublin Learn More University College Cork (UCC) Learn More

  • 2020 Winners | PDST Young Economist of the Year 2022

    YEOTY 2020 Virtual National Awards Ceremony Due to Covid-19, our planned awards ceremony in UCD could not take place. Instead, we will be holding our virtual awards ceremony 'live' on Friday 19th June @ 11 a.m. The live ceremony can be viewed on YouTube on the link below or you can watch it here! ​ The winning entries can be found below. Click here to watch the Live Awards Ceremony YEOTY Programme 2020 To download a pdf of the Official Programme for the PDST Young Economist of the Year Awards 2020 please click the button below Download PDST Young Economist of the Year 2020 Winning Entries Overall Young Economist of the Year Faolán Ó Cathmhaoil from Coláiste Oiriall, Monaghan Project: The Economic Sustainability of Index-Funds for Equity Markets Teacher: Diarmuid Mac Cionna Description: A report which looks at the rise in popularity of passive index funds and ETFs as investment vehicles in equity markets in recent years. I look at why these funds have become so popular, the benefits they provide for investors, some risks they might pose in terms of price efficiency, liquidity, and governance, and whether they might play a role in the next financial crisis as some critics have claimed. Click here to view the project Central Bank of Ireland Award Giulia Baratta from St. Andrew’s College, Dublin Project: Pandemics and the Economy: How can Central Banks Respond? Teacher: James Doyle Description: An analysis of how major central banks reacted to the world economic crisis that happened in the wake of the COVID epidemic in China. How complex and interconnected world economies and supply chains are and how central banks can support demand and production through monetary channels. Click here to view the project IGEES Award Aoife Walshe, Meadhbh Quinn, Ella Seery & Elizabeth Hutchinson from Mount Sackville Secondary School, Dublin Project: The Impact of the use of Supermarket Vouchers on the Environment and our Economy Teacher: Olga Owens Description: Climate Change has become a huge part of our lives in the past few years. One contributing factor to climate change is food wastage. We wanted to take a look as an aspect we felt might have a knock-on effect: vouchers. We also wanted to investigate whether or not these vouchers are tricking the consumer into buying more than they necessarily want. Click here to view the project Junior Young Economist of the Year Tom Knoblauch from St. Brendans Project: Can Economics help to save our world? Teacher: Eimear Buckley Click here to view the project

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