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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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