The Royal Economic Society is pleased to announce the results of the 2102 Young Economist of the Year essay competition. With over 750 entrants of a very high standard the judging panel has this year chosen four winners. This year the judges agreed that the best essay was by Calum You for his essay on:“Lamentations of a Chancellor: Is there a better way out of the debt crisis than austerity?” The judges found this to be ‘a brilliantly crafted essay showing a clear understanding of a timely and complex subject. In second place was Ravi Prasad and in joint third position Andrew Mitson and James King. All will be awarded their prize cheques at this year’s RES Annual Public Lecture. The judges report and winning essays can be found here.