MGI Essay Prize 2016
€100,000 will be awarded to the best essays that answer a critical question in Europe today
The McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) has launched a global essay contest aimed at crowdsourcing solutions to one of Europe's biggest political and economic conundrums: how to implement a pro-growth economic strategy that is both effective and that appeals to voters and policy-makers.
Finding the 'how'
MGI is the business and economics research arm of McKinsey & Company. In June 2015 the institute published the report: A Window of Opportunity for Europe, in which a range of policy measures were identified that provide sustainable growth and job opportunities in Europe. The report looked at the 'why', 'where' and 'what'. This essay contest is a follow-up to that report aimed at finding the 'how'.
Prizes will be awarded to the best essays that answer the following question:
"How could a pro-growth reform program be made deliverable by 2020, and appeal to electorates and decision makers alike at the national and European level?"
The winning submission will be awarded €60,000. A second award of €25,000 will be made to the best essay by an author under the age of 30. A further €15,000 will be awarded to runners-up at the discretion of the jury, which is chaired by Pascal Lemy, ex-Director General of the World Trade Organization and former European Trade Commissioner.
Submission of the essay
Submissions are due by 31 July 2016. Everyone, other than employees of McKinsey & Company or the Jacques Delors Institute, is eligible to participate. The awards will be presented at a dinner ceremony in the presence of many European policy and thought leaders on 12 October 2016 in Brussels.
Full details are available on the essay website.