Congratulations to Upper Sixth student Shaan who was one of just 25 students nationally to be Highly Commended in the Young Economist of the Year competition. 

The annual competition is aimed at Year 10 to 13 students, encouraging them to produce their own ideas while analysing contemporary economic problems facing the UK and the world. The winner has their essay printed in the Financial Times. It was organised by the Royal Economic Society’s Discover Economics, and sponsored by KPMG UK. 

Shaan’s essay was one of 1,400 entries in this year’s competition, and his topic was “What can economics tell us about how Big Tech should be regulated (if at all)?”  

Shaan says, “I have always been interested in economics as I feel it is important to better understand global events and their effects on our everyday lives. Furthermore, the ability to take concepts learnt from the classroom and apply them to the real world and vice versa has always made Economics interesting to me. 

“The competition was exciting as I had never entered something as prestigious before. I was interested in the question and felt I could provide a compelling answer. It felt great to be commended considering the time and effort I had put into my essay.” 

Mr Orungbamade, Head of Economics and Business, said, “This accomplishment is a testament to the dedication and academic prowess of our students in the field of Economics and it is wonderful to see Shaan’s talent and efforts recognised on a national level. At Trinity, we aim to foster an environment that nurtures academic curiosity and excellence, and through initiatives like these allow students to showcase their abilities. Well done to Shaan.” 

Heather Sharp, Partner within KPMG UK’s Economics team, said, “The calibre of entries put forward this year was outstanding, with impressive consideration given to some of the world’s most complex economics issues. Congratulations to all the finalists and winners. These are the economists of tomorrow, with very bright futures ahead of them.” 

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