Welcome to the National Economics Challenge!

 

UPDATE: SEE THE RESULTS OF THE 2019 NATIONAL ECONOMICS CHALLENGE!

Find a recap of the event, with photos and video footage, here.

The Council for Economic Education will host the 20th Annual National Economics Challenge in New York City on May 16 – 18, 2020. Cash prizes, trophies, and medals for the top teams at nationals. Rounds will cover Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, International and current events. There will be critical thinking rounds and quiz bowl rounds and an international round.

The Competitions

Competitions are held at the State, National Semi-Final, and National Final levels for high school students in two divisions:

 
National Economics Challenge Finals (May 16 - 18, 2020) - The Council for Economic Education will host the National Economics Challenge in New York City on May 16 - 20, 2020. Cash prizes, trophies, and medals for the top teams at nationals. Rounds will cover Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, International and current events. There will be critical thinking rounds and quiz bowl rounds and an international round.
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Awards

State winners advance to the National Semi-Finals. From there, the top eight highest scoring teams in the two divisions are selected to attend the National Finals in New York City for a three-day trip and celebration to compete for top awards and honors:

1st
NEC Champion Medal - $1,000
2nd
NEC Second Place Medal - $500
3rd
NEC Third Place Medal - $250
4th
NEC Fourth Place Medal - $200

In addition to the awards listed above, CEE will be presenting The Russell Glass Individual Achievement Award to the top Adam Smith Division scholar for best individual achievement based on his/her combined test score (Round 1-3) and overall presentation skills.  

Do you have what it takes?

Watch the video to see if your team has what it takes to make it to the 2020 National Economics ChallengeSM Finals.

*Please contact your state coordinator about the travel subsidies in your state.

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