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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

IPPR Economics Prize

How to enter

Entries to the Prize have now closed. The winners will be announced in May.

Entries are invited in response to the question:

What would be your radical plan to force a step change in the quality and quantity of the UK’s economic growth?  

Entrants have until midnight on Sunday, 6 January 2019 to submit short proposals (no more than 5,000 words, including a non-technical summary of up to 1,000 words, and excluding any quantitative supporting materials and references) summarising their ideas. IPPR and the panel of judges will review the entries, and invite longer submissions (up to 20,000 words, excluding any quantitative supporting materials and references) from the most promising entrants.

Longer submissions will be accepted before midnight on Sunday, 14 April 2019. After a final review and discussion of the entries, the winner will be announced at a launch event in May 2019.


We are offering a main prize of £100,000 to the winning entry.

We also offer a dedicated under-25s prize of £25,000 (and entries from under-25s are also eligible for the main prize).

Runners up (whose number will depend on the entries received) will share a further prize pot of £25,000, determined at the discretion of the judges.

The winners of the main prize and under-25s prize, as well as the runners up, will have their proposals published by IPPR and will participate in a prize-giving ceremony with the competition judges.

How to enter

Submit your proposal of no more than 5,000 words to by midnight on Sunday 6 January 2019.

Submissions must be accompanied by a completed entry form.

Full terms and conditions can be found here.


The IPPR Economics Prize is generously supported by John Mills, The de Laszlo Foundation, the Nigel Vinson Charitable Trust and Christopher Nieper.