Launch of the 2019 Economic Policy Competition  


30 October 2018


Launch of the 2019 Economic Policy Competition



The Department of Finance is pleased to announce the launch of the sixth annual Department of Finance Economic Policy Competition.

This is an essay-based competition that assesses undergraduate students’ understanding of the Irish macro economy and Ireland’s policy-making system. The Competition allows students to demonstrate their sound economic analysis by preparing a policy submission, through their respective third level institution, on one of two set questions.

Following the assessment of submissions, the Competition winner will be offered a 12 week paid summer internship, working alongside economists in the Department of Finance. The successful applicant will also be presented with a certificate from the Minister for Finance.

Please find details on questions, presentations and submission guidelines below:



·       Information & Submission Tips

·       Q1: Mitigating the economic impact of Brexit on Ireland- what policies do you propose?

·       Q2: The return to monetary policy normalisation- Impact on Ireland?

·       Economic Policy Competition 2018 Intern Blog – Marcus Rafferty



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