Benenden Six Two Minna Moody-Stuart is celebrating after she fought off competition from around the world to be selected as the overall winner of the Young Economist of the Year competition.
The competition is run by the Royal Economic Society (RES) in association with the Financial Times and is open to all Year 12 and Year 13 students studying A Level either in the UK or internationally.
Entrants were asked to submit a 1,500 word essay on one of five titles.
Minna’s winning entry was the topic of ‘The Universal Basic Income is the best solution to handle the large scale displacement of labour due to automation in the coming years. Do you agree?’
Minna said: “I was delighted to find out my essay had been chosen as the overall winner for the RES Young Economist competition! It was a great opportunity to extend myself in a very relevant area of economics.
“The entire process was hugely rewarding and I would really encourage others to be ambitious and find similar opportunities to be challenged and stretched!”
Her essay has now been published on the Financial Times website .
Well done Minna!