The Korea Times is pleased to announce the winners of the 14th English Economic Essay Contest for university students on two subjects: "Should Korea regulate cryptocurrencies?" for applicants in Korea, and "Suggestions for spurring Korea's economic growth" for those from abroad.
Kim Jung-hyun, a business administration major at Korea University, won the Grand Award for applicants in Korea, and the overseas winner was Olivia Han, a history major at Boston University
Kim will receive a round-trip ticket from Incheon to Los Angeles and Han will get a round-trip ticket from her hometown to Incheon.
The two runner-ups are Kim Chee-sue, a senior at Seoul National University, and Aaron Taylor Lefler-Moore of the University of Cincinnati. Each will receive a laptop computer.
The three commendation awards went to Min Sung-jun, a business administration major at Hong Kong University; Park Min-jei, a political science major at Swarthmore University; and Sean Bahk, an economics major at Yonsei University. Each will get a round-trip ticket between Gimpo and Jeju Island.
They will receive their awards at a ceremony on Nov. 15 at the Plaza Hotel in Seoul. Their essays will be published in that day's edition of The Korea Times.