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PEF Student Essay Contest 2010 Winners

Thanks to Marc Lavoie and Mario Seccareccia, from the University of Ottawa, who oversaw and judged our essay contest for 2010. And also thanks to the entrants to this year’s competition, as Marc and Mario reported a record number of entries and a very high quality of writing. Here are the winners:

Undergraduate Winner ($500 Prize):

Rob Konkel, University of Saskatchewan, “Poverty and HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa: Alternative formulations and integrated intervention strategies”

Honourable Mentions:

Jan Sporina, University of Calgary. “Economic prosperity in developing countries: A necessary or a sufficient condition for democratization”

Benjamin Sawatzky, University of Manitoba, “Stable growth: An examination of the oft-overlooked link between political stability and growth, with special attention to the Kenyan experience”

Graduate Winner ($1000 Prize):

Richard Pereira, Athabasca University, “Economic security in the twenty-first century – Guaranteed Annual Income: An ecological, democratic, justice and food security imperative”

Honourable Mentions:

Richard Togman, Carleton University, “The Russian financial crisis of 1998: How uncontrolled markets and a weak government led to the collapse of a nation”

Thomas Mastoras, Osgoode Hall Law School, “Comity in international political economy: The benefits of trade liberalization”

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