International Economics Olympiad, Russia 2019
In July 2019, Gary Wade of the Cork School of Economics acted as chief economics advisor to an Irish team which made a little bit of history at the most elite economics schools competition in the world.
At the International Economics Olympiad 2019 held in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Ireland went head to head with 24 other countries and two Irish students, James Collins and Alex O'Connor achieved bronze medals following four days of intensive testings in Economics.
Both students were also awarded prestigious Economics Scholarships to attend the Higher School of Economics in Saint Petersburg due to their performance at this global event.
This was a significant honour for Gary Wade to be appointed to this role and to advise such a phenomenal Irish team throughout the competition. The Cork School of Economics would like to thank the very many sponsors and schools who helped make this little piece of history occur.
The Economic Challenge
The Economic Challenge is a concept created by Gary Wade of the Cork School of Economics and funded by Douglas Credit Union.
The challenge this year was a social experiment examining whether it was possible to deliver economics in primary schools in Ireland.
Here is a preview of the full documentary which captured this remarkable journey:
The final documentary can be viewed here:
CREATING A DEMAND CURVE
CREATING A SUPPLY CURVE
MARKET EQUILIBRIUM EXPLAINED
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