UCL Department of Economics


UCL Economics students place 3rd at the Econ Games

18 March 2021

UCL Department of Economics students, Louis Allen, Alexandru-Victor Botorog, Anastasiia Skuratova and Matthew Vaz came third at the 2021 Econ Games with their presentation “Is the pandemic creating an economically lost generation?”

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The Econ Games is a data competition cofounded by Dr. Abdullah Al-Bahrani (Northern Kentucky University) and Dr. Darshak Patel (University of Kentucky) to introduce students to what many economics graduates do in their day job - analysing large volumes of data to understand emerging patterns and trends and the reasons for these patterns.

In 2021 The Econ Games collaborated with The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland to engage students with experiential learning opportunities. 266 students from 18 universities from across the world participated in a skill development workshop, followed by a weekend working with data provided by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.

52 students from different UCL programmes across 13 teams participated, out of which a panel from the Centre for Teaching and Learning Economics (CTaLE) selected the best submission and the Federal Reserve picked the top three to present their work live on 12 March.

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You can view the top three presentations in the video above, including the UCL 3rd place winner, premiering live on Friday 19 March, 1pm (UK time).

CTaLE Director, Parama Chaudhary commented, “The live final ceremony was a real highlight of my academic year - it was great to see our students presenting before an international audience and in front of senior economists from the Fed! They did a cracking job and I really hope that we get to participate again!