1st and 2nd nationally for Davis College young economists

Eoin Healy and Lilian Anorou who wee winners at the Young Economist of the Year National Finals in UCD last Thursday, pictured with Davis College Principal Stephen Gilbert, Deputy Principals Micheal Lawlor and Jose Horte, and teacher Colette O’Callaghan.

The National finals of the Young Economist of the Year were held on Thursday May 2nd in University College Dublin. The competition, which is in its fifth year, drew over 1,000 entries, a 50% rise on 2018. The competition is run by the PDST, in partnership with the School of Education UCD, the economics departments of University College Dublin, Maynooth University, NUI Galway, the Irish Economic Asso-ciation, Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service and the Central Bank. Those invited to attend were the successful students who had been shortlisted. Six Davis College students were invited to attend, to pick up one gold, three silver and two bronze medals. Emily O’Sullivan, 5th year, and Raquel Garcia, Transition Year, picked up bronze for their investi-gations into the economic impact of Nagasaki and how the Kpop music genre is impacting the South Korean economy respectively. Ana Koehler, Donnacha Wallace and Eoin Healy picked up silver, with investigations focusing on the economic impact of climate change to how positivity positively impacts on workplace productivity. Lilian Anorou received gold for an outstanding project which investigated the economic impact of fast fashion. Lilian went on to be placed second overall in the country in the Transition Year category, with Glenstal Abbey coming in first. Eoin Healy went on to win the Sustainable Development Goals Award outright, staving off stiff competition in a field of exceptionally impressive entries.