Essay Competition

The Marshall Society

 “The ideas of economists… both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood… Indeed the world is ruled by little else” 

    J. M. Keynes (General Theory, 1936)

Essay Competition 2021


After reviewing more than 500 outstanding essay submissions, we are excited to congratulate the winners and runner up of the 2021 Marshall Society Essay Competition.

First Place – Kangzi Chan

Second Place – Yiwen Zhang

Third Place – Aria Gupta

We would also like to recognise some highly commended essays:

Highly Commended: John Chang, Olivia Moynihan, Rainie JingRan Yang, Rohan Prakash, Dong Zhenyi, Gabriel Daudy and Guo YU

The general quality of submissions we received this year far surpassed our expectations, so selecting the best from more than 500 entries was an incredibly difficult undertaking. Thank you everyone for participating, and we look forward to publishing the winning essays in the Marshall Society’s annual magazine ‘The Dismal Scientist’.

Unfortunately, we are unable to give individual feedback or confirm receipt of essays due to how many essays there were. Nevertheless, the essays were of a generally high standard and we enjoyed reading them!