Bank of England and Financial Times schools blogging competition: And the winner is…

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…India Loader from South Wilts Grammar School, whose post “Loss aversion: the concept every supplier should be utilising to tackle climate change”, is published today on Bank Underground.

We had more than 300 entries from schools all over the UK, focused on the theme of the economy and climate change. The final selection of a winner and a runner up were picked by our expert panel of David Hendry (Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford), Chris Giles (Economics Editor, FT) and Sarah Breeden (Executive Director for UK Deposit Takers Supervision at the BoE). The judges were unanimous in their selection of “Loss aversion: the concept every supplier should be utilising to tackle climate change” as the overall winner. David commented that the post by India “shows knowledge of behavioural economics and how to deduce its implications to explain an otherwise puzzling response.”

We are also publishing the post “Thrive or dive: can our economy weather the climate crisis?” selected as runner-up, written by Marco Minasi-Smith from Fortismere School, London.

A big thank you to all those who took part in this year’s edition.

Belinda Tracey

Managing Editor