Essay Competition

The 2015 essay competition for the Dorian Fisher Memorial Prize

The IEA is delighted to announce the results of its 2015 essay competition for the Dorian Fisher Memorial Prize. 

The first prize of £500 went to Francesca Odgers of St Pauls Girls’ School, while the three runner-up prizes of £250 each went to Agnay Mohindra (British School Al Khubairat), Jamie Terry (Simon Langton Grammar School for Girls), and Robin Van Aeken (Harrow School).

The prize for the school with the highest number of entries went to Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe with Queen Elizabeth’s Barnet a close runner up.

 The IEA’s Education Director Dr Steve Davies said:

“We have, once again, had an outstanding entry to this competition. This year we chose to focus on the topic of the economics of healthcare and the essays were of a consistently high quality with many showing real thoughtfulness and a willingness to look outside the usual polarity of the NHS and the US system and to consider the example and performance of countries nearer to home such as Switzerland and the Netherlands. 

"The top twenty essays were of outstanding quality and it is very pleasing to see so many young students of economics tackling a quite difficult and demanding subject.”

Dr Davies and the IEA extend thanks to all who took part, who will receive a complimentary copy of the IEA’s EA Magazine and a monograph, and congratulations to the four prize winners and the others who came in the top twenty of almost two hundred entries.

They will all be invited along with their parents, to a prize presentation lunch event, to be held at the IEA on Monday 26th October between 12:00 and 14:30.


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