The Office for National Statistics (ONS) Renaissance Prize competition was launched to encourage and celebrate the development of economic thought and argument, using a statistical evidence base, among UK undergraduates.
This annual economics prize, challenges applicants to reflect on the improved measurement of the modern economy. This competition is open to undergraduate students within ONS and across all UK universities.
Prizes from 2022
The winning candidate received:
a prize worth £1,000
publication of their entry on the ONS website
a slot for a poster at the 2022 The Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence (ESCoE) conference
a question time session with a senior economist about what life is like at the ONS and opportunity to discuss career paths
There were two runners up who received:
- a prize worth £250
- publication of their essay on the ONS website
- a one-to-one careers talk with a Deputy Chief Economist
We are delighted to announce that this years winning essay was a group submission from Joel Harris, Joséphine Precetti and Thaïs Nuvoli, a group of students from London School of Economics.
The runners up were Sahar Khan, a student at the University of Manchester and a group submission from Nathan Waller, Jack Roycroft-Sherry, Othniel Michael and Arlan Musurov from the University of Nottingham.
Please see their essays attached to this page.
* The arguments and concepts outlined and explored in this essay are the opinions of the student authors and as such should not be taken as endorsed or representative of ONS' position on the essay theme.Back to table of contents