17th Economix Global Economic Challenges 2019
  • Jakarta

The grand theme for The 17th Economix: Global Economic Challenges, International Essay Competition is ‘Inequality in the Modern Era: An Unresolved Question’. This grand theme stems from the observation that many of the world’s most polarizing issues such as the rise of populism and xenophobia are in fact the long-repressed symptoms of inequality. The growing disparity between the poor and the rich as a consequence of globalization and technological change has made populist narratives very prevalent in societies around the world, the consequences of which are being experienced as of this very moment. This theme requires the participant to explore arguably one of the most pertinent and impactful issues in recent years. Being a very broad phenomenon, inequality uncovers questions related to the ethics, morality, philosophy, and politics in economics–important questions that have unfortunately been sidelined in favor of the cold and elegant precision of mathematics.

There is also a need to examine inequality from a newer and more holistic perspective. Inequality should not only be defined as the gap between the rich and the poor, but it should also be measured multidimensionally. For example, gender inequality and the digital divide are aspects of inequality that also deserve focus and attention. Ultimately, it is hoped that through this event, they may both broaden and deepen the discourse around inequality.

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Economix: Global Economic Challenges is an annual international event held by KANOPI FEB UI, a student organization run by undergraduate students of the Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Indonesia. The event aims to be the means for participants of diverse backgrounds and disciplines to share, discuss, and find potential solutions for current global economic issues. Participants from countries all over the world can take part in several main events consisting of International Seminar, Paper Competition, Essay Competition, and Model United Nations. Economix also includes world cultures by hosting additional casual events to facilitate the enrichment of cultural exchange between participants of Paper Competition and Model United Nations.




  • The winners of the Essay Competition are entitled to these prizes:
    -1st winner: US$ 200
    -2nd winner: US$ 150
    -3rd winner: US$ 100
  • Winners will be invited to attend Cultural Gala of the 17th Economix.
  • An additional prize of e-certificates will also be given for the best essay from each region: Asia, America, Australia and Oceania, Africa and Europe.


  • The competition is open to all undergraduate students enrolled in any recognized college or university.
  • Only entries by one single individual will be accepted for the essay submission.
  • Each participant can only submit one essay addressing the theme of the Essay Competition of the 17th Economix.
  • The essay must be written in formal academic English.
  • The essay must be an original scientific essay that has never been used in any other competition and/or published before.
  • The essay must not contain any information about the institutional origin of the writers. The cover format must follow the sample format provided by the committee that can be checked in www.economix-febui.com.
  • Entrants will be required to give their date of birth, the name of their university/college, email address, postal address and telephone number, a photo, and enrollment letter or student ID card as part of the online entry procedure.
  • The competition is not open to anyone who is currently professionally associated with the 17th Economix committee.*Please check the official link for more details.
Eligible Regions: Open for All.

Application Process

Apply online through the given link.

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Application Deadline: August 18, 2019

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