Economics Challenge

In the Economics Challenge, teams of high school students compete in a series of tests on economic problems, theory, and current events to demonstrate their critical-thinking abilities. Teams can compete online or at one of our in-person competitions across Minnesota to qualify for our state championship.

The original idea for this program started in Minnesota in the 1980's, before spreading throughout the country. Now, students can advance to compete in the National Economics Challenge in New York City each year.

2021 Competition Champions:

Adam Smith Division

Mounds View Senior High

David Ricardo Division

St. Thomas Academy

Joan Robinson Division

Albany Senior High

The Minnesota Council on Economic Education is grateful to Piper Sandler Cos. & Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation for their generous support of the 2021 Economics Challenge program.