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Sixth Annual Clash of the Titans
Oxford vs. Cambridge vs. LSE
Economic Predictions for 2017

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Supported by PwC

Every year, the Economic Research Council invites three economic professionals to give their forecasts for the UK economy in the coming year, at the annual Clash of the Titans competition (held this year on 30th November). 

But we also want to hear your economic predictions for 2017!  Do you think you can do better than our experts? Fill out the form between now and 4th January, and if your forecast is the closest to reality, you'll win a case of Royal Tokaji wine (or equivalent prize for under-18s/non-drinkers).  Second place wins £30 of Amazon vouchers, and third to fifth places each win a £10 Amazon voucher.

Click here for more information about the six categories we are asking for your predictions in, including some expert guidance from Andrew Sentance, Senior Economic Adviser at PwC and former member of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC).

 

To enter the competition

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18th January

Dr Jonathan Ward

Wednesday 18th January: Dr Jonathan Ward: “India and China: Partners or Rivals?”

Jonathan Ward has recently completed his DPhil at the University of Oxford specialising in China-India relations with a dissertation on the China-India Border War of 1962. He studied Philosophy, Russian and Chinese at Columbia University in New York City as an undergraduate, and continued his language studies at Beijing University in China and St. Petersburg State University in Russia. From 2006 – 2011 he lived and traveled extensively in Russia, China, Latin America, and the Middle East, and speaks Russian, Chinese, Spanish and Arabic. He consults on China-India relations, the Indian Ocean Region, and Maritime Asia for Oxford Analytica, and is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and the Energy Institute. Prior to beginning his doctoral studies, he completed a master’s degree in Global and Imperial History at the University of Oxford.  

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Clash of the Titans

 

The Economic Research Council's "Clash of the Titans" is an economic forecasting competition run every year between professors from Oxford, Cambridge and LSE.  Members of the public also enter their forecasts for the next year.

Enter the 2015/16 competition here - Find out more about this year's event hereSee the list of past winners here

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