Western Australia

Treasury/ETAWA Schools Economics Competition 2019


From: Thursday July 25, 2019, 12:00 am

To: Thursday July 25, 2019, 11:59 pm


Schools Economics Competition 2019

Submissions are now open for the Treasury/ETAWA Annual Schools Economics Competition. The competition is run by the Western Australian Department of Treasury (Treasury) and the Economic Teachers Association of Western Australia (ETAWA) and is open to all year 11 and 12 students enrolled in Western Australian secondary schools.
The Treasury/ETAWA Schools Economics Competition will provide students in all secondary schools across the state, an opportunity to develop their research, analytical and communication skills, fostering an interest and participation in economics.
Submissions are due by 11.59 pm (AWST) on Thursday, 25 July 2019. Students are encouraged to submit their entries as soon as possible to avoid clashes with peak periods in the academic year.

In 2019, students are asked to prepare a 1,000 word document on one of the following two questions:

Using economic indicators of the Western Australian economy in tables and/or graphs, analyse the current state of the Western Australian economy and identify the major economic issues it is facing. Based on the data, prepare advice for the Treasurer of Western Australia describing the States’ economic growth story and recommending a plan of action for the Government to improve Western Australia’s economic performance.
The last decade has seen big changes to the global economic order: the rise and fall of free trade and globalisation, the growth of the sharing economy, the rise of Asia as an economic power, the introduction of artificial intelligence in the workforce, rising inequality, the continued growth of multinational companies … the list goes on. Choose any two major global economic changes and discuss how each has impacted on the Australian economy and in particular on the Western Australia economy.

  • Individual or team entry, with teams consisting of up to 4 members.
  • The winner to receive $2,000 with second and third places receiving $1,000
    and $500, respectively.
  • Top three finalists invited to visit Treasury and meet with key Treasury officials.
  • Entries close: 11.59 pm (AWST) on Thursday, 25 July 2019.

For competition enquires, please contact executive@etawa.asn.au.
Further details available at www.treasury.wa.gov.au and www.etawa.asn.au

Click here for the candidate information pack and here for the competition flyer.




Department of Treasury WA

David Malcolm Justice Centre 28 Barrack St, Perth WA 6000

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