The 15th Economix: Global Economic Challenges promotes “The Resurgence of Neo-Protectionism: A Changing World” as this year competition’s grand theme. Participants will have to observe the economic phenomena caused of the practice of protectionism that has currently re-emerged in some part of the world. Those economic phenomena could be obstacles or opportunities for global economy. Therefore participants have to elaborate the things related to protectionism, give the solution to problems, and propose a way to utilize the opportunities of the protectionism. The participants’ knowledge, ability to elaborate problems and solutions will be observed by the judges.

This international competition is opened to all undergraduate students from universities all over the world. Participants of the competition consist of two-person teams, with no minimum threshold for each university to send their teams to the competition. The 15th Economix committee will only accept 16 participants from all papers submitted. The 16 teams that have been selected to participate in the competition will take part in the next two phases, Head to Head Stage and Grand Final Stage. In the Head to Head stage, the team of adjudicators will assess participant’s paper presentation, participant’s knowledge and participant’s speech about topics concerned with the sub-themes which have been provided. In the Grand Final stage, the team of adjudicators will evaluate the discussion of case study to determine the winner of 15th Economix: Global Economic Challenges competition.