Congratulations to the winners of our Fall 2016 Essay Contest! Partcipants were asked to write a 200-500 word essay answering the question “What are some of the underlying economic issues that caused a majority of British voters to choose to leave the European Union?”

Sanchit Shorewala, a senior studing economics and statistics here at Cal, won first place and a $50 Amazon gift certificate for his essay “Globalization and its Discontents; Explaining Brexit.”

Joseph Hernandez, a Berkeley sophomore majoring in economics with a minor in history, won second place and a $25 gift card for his piece “Brexit and Social Capital.”

Gino Hwang, a freshman economics major at Berkeley, won third place and a $10 certificate for his submission.

Congratulations also to our three runners-up, who will also be published in our journal:
Michael Copeland, Cal Class of 2017, for “A Skeptical Outlook”
Zach Fry, Cal Class of 2018, for “A New Brexit Strategy”
Nathan Szeto, Cal Class of 2019, for “A Dangerous Vote”

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