Economics Challenge

In the Minnesota Economics Challenge, teams of students representing high schools across the state compete in a series of challenging tests of their economic understanding and reasoning abilities. Participants compete in both individual and team categories. The state competition is held at the Federal Reserve Bank each spring with an opportunity for winning teams to earn a trip to nationals in New York City in May. Visit the National Economics Challenge homepage for more information on the national competition.

Photos from the 2019 challenge are on our Facebook page!

Those who are interested in the competing can register from now until February 22nd, with each regional challenge being held in March. Afterwards you will need to complete and turn in a consent form for each student, which can be found here. For those who are unable to attend a regional competition, an online challenge can be found on the registration page as well.

Never competed before? Look at our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more.


The 2019 Minnesota Economics Challenge was generously supported by The Mosaic Company, Piper Jaffray & Co., Think Mutual Bank, and is hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.