2018 Dallas/Fort Worth Association for Business Economics (DABE) essay contest | Department of Economics

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September 13, 2018

2018 Dallas/Fort Worth Association for Business Economics (DABE) essay contest

Format: An essay of up to 3,000 words
Eligibility: Any UNT econ‐major undergraduate student
UNT deadline: Monday, October 22, 2018.
Where to submit: Email your paper to Dr. Kim at mkim@unt.edu
The best essay will be submitted to the DABE contest after some revisions within a week, if necessary.
DABE provides $1000, $500, and $300 awards to the three winners.
More details on essay:

  • The essay can be written on current problem or issue in a local, regional, national, or global context that lends itself to economic analysis or application of economic theory.
  • The essay should contain a concise statement of the problem, support a finding using economic principles, research and analysis, and offer original solutions or recommendations.
  • Essays may be based on prior class work or developed for the competition.
  • Past essays include urban transportation, deregulation of electricity, U.S. budget surplus and trade deficits, birth control, the gold standard, renewable energy policy, and global trade.
  • Plagiarism will not be tolerated; appropriate citations or references must be made. The essay must be formatted in 12‐point Times New Roman font and should not contain spelling, computational or grammatical errors.