Two students from Faculty of Economics and Business Universitas Gadjah Mada, Phelia Myrna and Sisilia Juliana Hanamaria, succeeded to become the winner in an international level competition entitled 15th Economix: Global Economic Challenges. They succeeded to be the third winner in the main competition category.
Economix: Global Economic Challenges is an annual competition held by Faculty of Economics and Business Universitas Indonesia. The scientific writing competition was one of the series of its 15th event. This year, it raised The Resurgence of Neo-Protectionism: A Changing World as its theme. The event was divided into 4 series of events, Seminar, Economix Model United Nations (Economix MUN), Main Competition, and Mini Essay Competition.
There were four stages in the 15th Economix competition. At the first stage, the participants were required to submit a paper on a subtheme. The 12 selected teams were invited to join the next selection stages (paper presentation, knowledge assessment, and economic speech) which was held at Faculty of Economics and Business Universitas Indonesia. After the four stages, all scores were accumulated and the top five teams were chosen to go to the final stage.
“At the final stage, we were given a study case and we had to analyze the case regarding the main theme, find solution to address the issue, make a presentation material, find data, and prepare ourselves to present the result only within 3 hours,” said Phelia on Thursday (30/11).
The 12 teams which succeeded to move to the final stage came from various universities, including Universitas Indonesia, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Binus International, and De La Salle University (the Philippines). UGM team succeeded to defeat their competitors and become the third winner of the competition.