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CAGE Video Competition Winner 2022

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CAGE Video Competition Winner 2022

Congratulations to Jacob Liebenberg, winner of the CAGE Video Competition, 2022!

This year, we invited Warwick Economics students to create a three-minute animated video summarising one of our CAGE research projects. Entrants were judged on presentation, visual appeal, visual consistency and innovation, and the winner received £500.

Competition was fierce, but the judges were unanimously impressed with Jacob’s video, which summarised the findings from the paper Race related research in economics (2021) by Arun Advani, Elliot Ash, David Cai and Imran Rasul.

Jacob, a third-year undergraduate in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, impressed the judges with his ability to tell a compelling story with strong visuals, voiceover and music:

Arun Advani, CAGE associate and Assistant Professor of Economics at Warwick said, ‘It is wonderful to see our research brought to life in this way, summarising the key messages for an audience that isn't going to sit through reading an academic paper. It also speaks volumes for the talent of our undergraduates, and Jacob in particular, to have both the economics skills to understand the latest research and the communication skills to translate the research so compellingly.’

Mirko Draca, CAGE Director, said, ‘Warwick's undergraduate community has displayed some impressive skills as part of this competition. The 'video essay' format is a big element of disseminating research, and CAGE will be committing more resources to help develop students' full potential in this area’.