Winners - King's College London and UQ

Borderless competition

Earlier this year, a number of UQ Economics students paired up with students from King's College London and participated in groups of four to address the following task.

Students worked together via a number of digital platforms in order to tackle their given economic issue over a six-week period, before submitting their work via video to a panel of international judges. The students remained in various geographical locations throughout the whole competition, never meeting in person.

The task

Students were tasked with arguing either for or against the statement below.

"The differences between countries performances in handling the COVID-19 pandemic are best explained by a country’s characteristics before the pandemic rather than by a country’s responses to the pandemic."

Students were required to use econometric concepts learnt in various courses in order to present their work in the format of a video.

A country’s 'characteristics' can refer to a number of things including geographic attributes, population density, age distribution, political climate, socio-economic measures and many more.

The results

First place

Team 8

Lachlan UQ, Yihan KCL, Abbey UQ, Qiyang (Allen) KCL


Second place

Team 10

Yingxi UQ, Ian KCL, Xinghao UQ, João Pedro KCL


Third place

Team 1

Zhenqi (James) UQOleksandra KCLGeorgia UQ, Niclas KCL


Honourable mention

Team 3

Zixin UQVedant KCL, Benjamin UQ, Adam KCL


Honourable mention

Team 13

Yunqing UQ, Erona KCL, Oscar UQ, Zacharias KCL

 

If you would like to hear feedback from the judges and celebrate the efforts of these students, you can watch the award ceremony.


The opinions expressed in this video reflect only the opinions of its authors. They do not represent the views of the organisers of the competition, nor those of King's College London or The University of Queensland.


Borderless is an interuniversity competition run in partnership between King’s College London and The University of Queensland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Department of Political Economy
School of Politics and Economics

The task

Students were tasked with interpreting the article Feeling the Future: Experimental Evidence for Anomalous Retroactive Influences on Cognition and Affect by Daryl. J. Bem (Cornell University) and critically analysing the article’s design, research methods and conclusions. They were required to use econometric concepts learnt in various quantitative methods and econometrics modules, and present their work in the format of a video.

The results

 

 

First place

Bei Lei (KCL)
Liang Hao (KCL)
Frederick (UQ)
Michael (UQ)

 

 

Second place

Paula (KCL)
Francisco (KCL)
Evangeline (UQ)
Jahan (UQ)

 


 

 

Third place

Mohammed (KCL)
Usama (KCL)
Jennifer (UQ)
Corliss (UQ)

 

 

Honourable mention

Aleksandr (KCL)
Tom Antonius (KCL)
Amaan (UQ)
Chi-Yi (Chris) (UQ)

 

 

Honourable mention

Mina (KCL)
Sonia (KCL)
Digby (UQ)
Dylan (UQ)

 

 

Honourable mention

Kenza (KCL)
Ilia (KCL)
Hao (UQ)
Kuangyu (UQ)

The opinions expressed in this video reflect only the opinions of its authors. They do not represent the views of the organisers of the competition, nor those of King's College London or The University of Queensland.

 

 

Honourable mention

Arina (KCL)
Mengtao (KCL)
Ashlyn (UQ)
Gretyl (UQ)

 

 

 

 


Borderless is an interuniversity competition run in partnership between King’s College London and The University of Queensland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Department of Political Economy
School of Politics and Economics