Announcing the winners of Econ Frame 2024

By CORE Econ | 12 June 2024

Discover the entries of this year’s winners

Econ Frame is a photo competition where learners are invited to submit a photo showing an economics concept presented in any of CORE Econ’s ebooks – alongside a few lines of explanation. This project is jointly run by CORE Econ and the Centre for Teaching and Learning Economics (CTaLE) at UCL and kindly co-sponsored by Mount Royal University. It’s led by Lavinia Moldovan (Mount Royal University) and Ramin Nassehi (UCL).

We received almost 60 submissions this year from high school and undergraduate learners around the world. Out of a very talented pool of contestants, we chose four winners of Econ Frame 2024:

1st place, high school category

Niki Touroni, Football: a catalyst for economic growth

2nd place, high school category

Lily Ross, Tandoori restaurants and Hotelling’s law

1st place, university category

Jamekorn Likitwattananurak, Collective incense donated in cents

2nd place, university category

Tannon Calderwood, The pandemic’s influence on the labour market

The jury also awarded honourable mentions to submissions of Aditya Jayaram, Shiven Tanwani, Charlie Kerwin, Ethan Freeborn, Carter Davidson, Aanchal Kumar, Zoe Chow, Clairie Lian, and Austin Li.

The photographs taken by the winners and those who received honourable mentions are available online, with a description.

More about Econ Frame

At its heart, Econ Frame is a research exercise as it stimulates students to seek the economics that surrounds them in everyday life and the wider world. It’s about developing an ‘eye’ for economics, linking economic theories and concepts to their lived experiences.

More than that, Econ Frame underscores that economics isn’t just about abstract models or aggregate data – it’s about humans, communities, and societies. It’s about the choices we make at the local, national and global level and the impact of those choices on different groups of people.

In terms of presentation, the competition also brings an innovative twist, merging economics with elements of humanities and arts. This interdisciplinary approach encourages creativity and diversified thinking, redefining the traditional boundaries of ‘presentation’ in economics.