Congratulations to Tarik Gooptu whose essay on Inequality and Cities received the Runner-UP prize in the IMF’s inaugural F&D Essay Contest

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Finance & Development, the IMF's flagship magazine and online editorial platform has selected Tarik Gooptu’s essay on Inequality and Cities, as the Runner-Up in their first global essay competition for graduate students, inviting submissions on the subject: How can inequality be tackled in the 21st century?

Hundreds of submissions to the competition were received from the USA, UK, France, Spain, Ireland, Norway, Hungary, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, China, Japan, Singapore, Philippines, Pakistan, India, Russia, Tajikistan, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa and beyond. We are delighted that Tarik’s essay stood out among these.

The essay is available to read at this link

Tarik Gooptu is in his second and final year of the MPhil in Economics at the University of Oxford. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan with a focus on economics and political science.

The winning entry by Lindsay Walsh of Trinity College Dublin on Inequality and Climate Change is available here

Finance & Development are currently considering topics for a potential second contest later this year.

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