Econothon 2017 was hosted by the Economics Society of the Lahore School of Economics on the 27th of March 2017. Besides the hosts, teams from LUMS, Kinnard College and other institutional organizations participated.
The competition was structured in such a manner so as to challenge the individuals and enable them to bring out their abilities to tackle the real life issues by associating them with the available theoretical frameworks. The event consisted of 5 rounds; the first round consisted of MCQs followed by a Pic-to-ward round where the participants had to explain the provided image using appropriate economics concepts. The third round consisted of a policy round (Brain pop) which prompted the finalists to draft and elaborate upon an applicable policy with respect to the given scenario. These teams faced a Crisis Problem round and concluded the event with the final round; the Buzzer round. Matthew McCartnay (Director of South Asian Studies; Associate Professor in the Political Economy and Human Development of India, University of Oxford, UK), Ms. Farah Said, Ms. Marjan Nasir and Ms. Rabia Ikram judged the competition.
LUMS team (Misha Islam, Sheikh Abdullah and Asad Sheikh) was declared the winners of Econothon 2017 (and winners of cash prize of Rs. 30,000).
posted by S A J Shirazi @ 3/28/2017 01:24:00 PM,
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