We are delighted to announce that 3rd year undergraduate student Rana Mallah (BSc EME), has been named the winner of the Royal Economic Society’s Undergraduate Video Competition 2019. Her video, A Libra Induced Recession, has won their £1000 cash prize. Congratulations Rana!
And many congratulations to 3rd year undergraduate students Laura Ceban (BSc Economics) and Zixiao Yang (BSc Economics with Economic History), who are runners up for their video, Banks and Billionaires: Not all Evil.
The competition encourages university students from across the country to create their own 3-minute video explaining economic concepts and issues to a general audience.
On hearing the news, Kasia Krajniewska, Undergraduate Tutor to 3rd year students and Rana’s Academic Mentor, said:
"Congratulations Rana, for creating a professional, comprehensive and inspiring video that explains the complex nature of recession through the unique lens of the Libra cryptocurrency. I have been impressed by how you applied the knowledge from your BSc Economics courses and linked it with your own further research to present it in a simple and approachable way that can be easily understood by a wider audience. The Award is very much deserved and I am honoured to know you, be your Undergraduate Tutor and Academic Mentor. It has been a real pleasure to see how you developed as a young economist during your time here, at LSE, and I wish you many successes in the future.
I would like to extend my congratulations to Laura and Zixiao, both of whom I know well and I had a pleasure to teach last year – I appreciate your enthusiasm in sharing your sound economic knowledge with the rest of the society."
Undergraduate Programme Director, Dr Dimitra Petropoulou congratulated Rana:
"Well done Rana for winning the RES video competition! Examining the effects of a libra currency as if from the future is uniquely creative - very well deserved and food for thought for all of us."
Head of Department Professor Steve Pischke shared his congratulations:
"Congratulations, Rana. It’s a great pleasure to see how you have been able to take your economics education and use it for a thoughtful analysis of a current topic. Not just that, but also present it all lucidly to a broader audience. That’s of course what we want our students to be able to do but it also takes a lot of initiative and hard work to produce something like that. Congratulations also to Zixiao Yang and Laura Ceban for being among the runners-up in the competition. A great haul for LSE Economics!"