About the Challenge
The Council for Economic Education (CEE) applies the excitement of an athletic competition to academic excellence and encourages students to apply their economics knowledge and work in teams. Competitions are held at the State, National Semi-Final, and National Final levels. In each competition, teams of students answer rigorous questions on microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics, and current events. At the National Final, students complete rounds of testing, work in teams to solve case problems, and participate in a quick-paced oral quiz-bowl in order to compete for the title of National Champions.
State Economics Challenge winners advance to the National Semi-Finals, from which the top 4 scoring teams and their coach, in each division, win an all-expenses paid trip to New York City to compete in the National Finals. 2014 National Economics Challenge finalists are awarded cash prizes as follow:
First Place – $1000*
Second Place – $500*
Third Place – $250*
Fourth Place – $200*
*Prizes are awarded to 2014 National Economics Challenge finalists, students and coaches, in each division, David Ricardo and Adam Smith.
FALL 2013–SPRING 2014: ECONOMICS CHALLENGE COMPETITION BEGINS
Teachers may view rules and register teams of 4 high school students. This makes a great class activity. Check with your local council for specific dates.
APRIL 8, 2014: STATE CHAMPIONS ANNOUNCED
State Champions are announced and are invited to participate in the National Semifinals.
APRIL 15, 2014 (APRIL11, 2014*): NATIONAL SEMIFINALS
The State Champion will compete in the National Semifinals.
MAY 17-18, 2014: NATIONAL FINALS
The top four teams in each division from the National Semifinals will compete for the
national title in New York City.
2013 National Economics Challenge Highlights
Meet the 2013 National Economics Challenge Finalists
CEE asked the eight Finalist teams to prepare a video profile that shows who they are as people, students and scholars, and our Facebook fans voted for their favorite. The team with the most votes won a $100 gift certificate for their school and a $25 iTunes gift card for each student from the team.
Congratulations to Little Falls Community High School for receiving the most votes! You can watch all the Finalist team videos on CEE’s Facebook page.
WATCH THE 2013 QUIZ BOWL FINALS!
The David Ricardo and Adam Smith Divisions Finalist Rounds were nail-bitingly close! Watch the video here.
Students across the country participated in the state and Semi-Final rounds of the National Economics Challenge: For more information about the National Economics Challenge, please contact us.