CORE Doing Economics Competition 2019

mar 2nd juin 2020 | Blog

The CORE Project is launching the Doing Economics Data Competition 2019. The competition is open to any student enrolled in any undergraduate degree program in any country. We present students with the following challenge:

Using the data in CORE’s Doing Economics, produce a short report that identifies a specific policy problem related to one of the following topics: climate change, well-being or inequality; explains why it is important, and suggests how it can be solved. You should use either Excel or R to analyse the data.

Don’t worry if you’ve never done something like this before – Doing Economics contains step-by-step guidance on some ways to conduct data analysis and present results in Excel and R, all explained in a non-technical and accessible way. You can also get ideas of policy issues by looking at the datasets in Doing Economics related to the three topics.

Prizes: There will be two categories in the competition, one for R and one for Excel, and two prizes per category. The top two entries in each category will receive the following prizes:

  • 1st place = £750 Amazon vouchers
  • Runner-up = £500 Amazon vouchers

How to enter: You can submit one entry total – either an individual or a team entry, using either Excel or R. Teams are limited to a maximum of 4 students, who can be enrolled in different universities. You must submit your entry to [email protected] by 11:59 pm UK time (BST) on 15th May 2019.

For more detail about the competition, read the Overview and the Terms and conditions documents, linked to below.

Doing Economics and the competition are part of the Economics as a Quantitative Social Science project (EQuSS), funded by the Nuffield Foundation.


Data Competition Entry Form

Data Competition Overview

Data Competition T&Cs