Gergely Raccuja wins 2017 Wolfson Economics Prize

The recent graduate from UCL has won the 2017 Wolfson Economics Prize, a £250,000 Prize that posed the question ‘How can we pay for better, safer, more reliable roads in a way that is fair to road users and good for the economy and the environment?’ His entry, “Paying for road use could be Miles Better”, argued that to restore trust between politicians and motorists, fuel duty and VED should be scrapped and replaced with a simple and fair distance-based charge that also captures road and environmental impacts.

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Our roads are the arteries that fuel the UK – time to revolutionise how we fund them

Ahead of the 2017 Wolfson Economics Prize winner announcement tonight, prize director Julian Glover makes the case that – while glamorous multi-billion pound projects like Crossrail and HS2 tend to get all the attention – none of them matter as much as our roads.

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Wolfson Economics Prize polling shows 69% of road users say Britain’s roads not good enough

A new poll commissioned by the 2017 Wolfson Economics Prize has revealed widespread dissatisfaction with the state of Britain’s road network. The poll of over 2,000 adults has been released as five finalists compete for the £250,000 2017 Wolfson Economics Prize which will be awarded this week for the best idea for paying for better roads.

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Finalists for the £250,000 Wolfson Economics Prize unveiled

A shortlist of five finalists for the 2017 Wolfson Economics Prize, the second largest economics prize in the world after Nobel, has been unveiled today, 27th April 2017

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2017 Wolfson Economics Prize shortlist to be announced on 27 April

The shortlist for the 2017 Wolfson Economics Prize will be announced on Thursday 27 April. The prize closed on 2 March 2017, with over 120 entries from 7 countries competing for the £250,000 award to tackle issues facing Britain’s road network

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Over 120 entrants from 7 countries compete for £250,000 Wolfson Economics Prize

The deadline for the 2017 Wolfson Economics Prize closed at 09:00hrs 2 March 2017, with over 120 entries from 7 countries competing for the £250,000 award to tackle issues facing Britain’s road network.

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Gergely Raccuja wins 2017 Wolfson Economics Prize

The recent graduate from UCL has won the 2017 Wolfson Economics Prize, a £250,000 Prize that posed the question ‘How can we pay for better, safer, more reliable roads in a way that is fair to road users and good for the economy and the environment?’ His entry, “Paying for road use could be Miles Better”, argued that to restore trust between politicians and motorists, fuel duty and VED should be scrapped and replaced with a simple and fair distance-based charge that also captures road and environmental impacts.

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Watch the moment Gergely Raccuja is revealed as the 2017 Wolfson Economics Prize winner

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