OREANDA-NEWS. The Reserve Bank of Australia is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 RBA/ESA Economics Competition for undergraduate students at an accredited Australian university. The competition was run in conjunction with ESA and the UNSW Economics Society.

Students were asked how a low interest rate environment might affect conventional monetary policy transmission channels, and to discuss alternative economic policy options.

Congratulations to our winners:

  • First prize ($2,000): Elizabeth Baldwin, University of Queensland
  • Second prize ($1,000): Shaun Ji-Thompson, University of Queensland
  • Best essay from a first year student ($500): Timothy Grey, University of Sydney