Welcome to the Alabama EconChallenge Online Competition

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Every year the State Council's on Economic Education, with support from the the Council on Economic Education, host the Economics Challenge Program.

The EconChallenge Online is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge of Economic Literacy by competing with other middle and high school students across the state in an online competition.

Teachers and Students throughout the State will be able to participate regardless of travel or budgetary constraints. Teams of up to four students in two high school divisions and one middle school division will complete online exams that cover topics in macro, micro and international economics.


Division Eligibility

All middle and high school students are eligible. No formal courses in economics are required. Any team of students interested in economics is encouraged to compete. Schools may enter multiple teams in their qualifying divisions.


Middle School - One Division

High School - Two Divisions

The "Adam Smith" Division is restricted to students enrolled in courses labeled AP, IB, honors, differentiated, or college level. Any economics course as a two-semester course also falls in this division.

The "David Ricardo" Division is restricted to students enrolled in one-semester or less high school course not labeled as AP, IB, honors, differentiated, or college level.

The decision regarding the best division for a high school team is ultimately the choice of the teacher; however, teams are encouraged to compete in the division that would challenge them the most.


Registration for the Alabama EconChallenge Online Competition begins on January 3, 2019. The competion takes place anytime you choose between February 4 and March 15.  Once registered, teachers will be able to create their student teams. To register for the "Alabama EconChallenge ONLINE Competition" select Registration in the menu.

Online competition dates for Alabama can be found on the "State Info" menu. Students will be able to demonstrate their economic literacy through an online rapid fire exam.

Top online high school teams in each division will be invited to compete in an onsite competition at The University of Alabama Birmingham on April 3, 2019 to determine the state champion in each division. Travel stipends available.

Middle School state champion determined by online test only.

Support your Council

There is no cost to either teachers or students to participate in the Alabama EconChallenge ONLINE. For additional information, contact Wanda McAbee, ACEE Executive Program Director,