2018 Prize Winners

Runner-Up
Poland’s Fragile Luxury

Robert Jacek Włodarski explores the unstable luxury goods market in Poland. When KPMG published a highly optimistic report on the £3.1bn Polish luxury goods market in 2015, its British counterpart stood at £40.2bn and continuously grew. Still, the auditing company was confident about the Polish market’s bright future. Since then, Read more…

By oskarbirol, ago
Luxury

The Necessary Evil

Michal Solcansky explores the economic logic behind conspicuous consumption and its societal benefits. When Thorstein Veblen first suggested that some people tend to spend excessively in public to show off their wealth and power he probably did not imagine how popular the notion of conspicuous consumption would become. Squandering large Read more…

By oskarbirol, ago
Luxury

Ethical Consumption in the Millennial Age

Lisa Suerken explores how millennials are making ethical purchasing decisions. Fairtrade, sustainability, corporate social responsibility, charity shops — the list goes on and on. In today’s society, we have been seeing a shift in terms of the value placed on certain types of goods. Leading experts from all areas of Read more…

By oskarbirol, ago