The RICHARD KOCHBREAKTHROUGHPRIZE is an annual essay competition run
by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) and generously sponsored
by British entrepreneur and author Richard Koch.
The competition carries a grand prize of £50,000
On 30th November 2020, the IEA was delighted to announce the fourth RICHARD KOCHBREAKTHROUGHPRIZE. The topic of each year’s essay question is formulated in conjunction with a prominent British MP, who identifies a policy area which they passionately believe is in need of new ideas. The 2020/21 question was developed in collaboration with Dehenna Davison, Member of Parliament for Bishop Auckland, who was also on the judging panel.
The 2020/21 RICHARD KOCHBREAKTHROUGHPRIZE asked the question:
In the current severe economic climate, what pro-market, pro-enterprise policy would be the best way of supercharging growth, employment and living standards in ‘left behind’ Britain?
That policy must be both politically possible
and compatible with a free market society.
The 2020/21 competition was launched on 30th November 2020
and closed to entries on Tuesday 2nd March, 2021.
The 2020/21 winner was announced on 21st July 2021. You can find a downloadable link to the winning entry, as well as links to the nine other fantastic finalists, on the main IEA website here.