Berkeley Economic Review is now accepting submissions for our Undergraduate Essay Contest! This semester, we have picked a multifaceted prompt and will be publishing the winning submission in the upcoming issue of our magazine.

Our prompt for this semester is: “Can small town economies continue to sustain communities in an increasingly urbanized world?”

By writing one of the top responses, you will:
– Have your work published in the Spring 2022 Issue of Equilibrium
– Be recognized on BER’s social media and website
– Receive a cash prize

Write a short essay of up to 1500 words to support your claim. If necessary, please cite your sources.

DUE DATE: April 12, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

Please send your response as a PDF to with the subject line: “S22 Undergraduate Essay Contest [Your Name]”

Feel free to message us on Facebook or email us ( with any questions. Good luck!

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