EconChallenge

The 2018 National Economics Challenge Wild Card competition has now concluded. Join us in the spring of 2019!

Thank you for participating in the National Economics Challenge Wild Card competition. Congratulations to the top ranking teams advancing to National Semi-Finals:

ADAM SMITH DIVISION:

  • School: Westminster School, CT  Teacher: Peter Briggs, Team: ‘To Small Too Fail’, Team members: Albert Gao,Vladyslav Ivanchuk, John Kuzminskas, and Chris Whipple.
  • School: Olympia High School, WA Teacher: Brian LeTourneau, Team: Olympia High School 2, Team members: Lucas Ehinger, Gordon Elwood, Jackson Hall, and Justin Ong.
  • School: Haas Hall Academy,  Teacher: Rebecca Moll, Team: Bretton Woods Boys, Team members: Caleb Bodishbaugh, Hamaad Mehal, Rhett Owen, and Sailesh Sirigineedi.
  • School: George Washington High School, Teacher: Marcus Lee, Team: George All Stars, Team members: Bryce Dickson, Henry Ediger, Connor McMaster, and Alex Weissman.

 

DAVID RICARDO DIVISION:

  • School: Wilton High School, CT, Teacher: Freda Boguchwal,  Team: ‘Econ Fall 2017’, Team members: Abigail Reber, Evan Harley, and Drew Herlyn.
  • School: Olympia High School, WA,  Teacher: Brian LeTourneau, Team: Olympia High School 1, Team members: Aiden Farmer, Joseph Lee, Tom Pree, and Kaylee Shen.
  • School: Wheatland High School, WY, Teacher: Chase Christensen, Team: Bulldog Economics, Team members: Chandler Bohnen, Elizabeth Crowley, Cali Moody, and Chase Nickle.
  • School: Lake Region High School, ME, Teacher: Jennie Burnette, Team: A Team, Team members: Dominic Adams, Robert Caron III, Andrew Gianattasio, and Brian Lee.

Teams advancing to the National Semi-Finals please consult with your teacher and then complete the necessary forms located on our website: https://www.councilforeconed.org/teacher-toolkits/.

 

Teachers please log back into your accounts in order to download your teams results. All participants will receive a certificate of participation and the highest scoring teams are invited to advance to National Semi-Finals. 

 

Best of luck and join us next year!

 

RANKING

National Economics Challenge, Wild Card Competition - Adam Smith division

Top

Olympia High School

Olympia High School 2

Top

Haas Hall Academy

Bretton Woods Boys

Top

George Washington High School

George All Stars

4th

Saint George's School

D-Street Lead Singers

5th

Doherty High School

Ecks-3

6th

Henry M. Jackson High School

Splash Economics

7th

Gig Harbor High

GHHS 2

8th

Doherty High School

Ecks-1

9th

Saint George's School

E-Street Dragons Domestic

10th TIE

Skyline High School

2018 Skyline #1

10th TIE

Skyline High School

2018 Skyline #3

11th TIE

Saint George's School

H-Street Dragons Lead Singers

11th TIE

Saint George's School

B-Street Dragons Guitars

11th TIE

Skyline High School

2018 Skyline #4

12th TIE

Central High School

Team 1

12th TIE

Central High School

Team 4

12th TIE

Saint George's School

B-Street Dragons Woodwinds

13th

Henry M. Jackson High School

The Future is Female

14th

Central High School

Team 2

15th TIE

Haas Hall Academy

Haas Hall Academy

15th TIE

Kamiakin High School

Clizbe Crew

16th TIE

Doherty High School

Ecks-4

16th TIE

Saint George's School

E-Street Dragons International

17th

Gig Harbor High

GHHS 3

18th TIE

Henry M. Jackson High School

C.H.E.D.

18th TIE

Saint George's School

D-Street Backup Vocals

19th 

Gig Harbor High

GHHS 5

20th 

Saint George's School

H-Street Dragons Backup Dancers

21st  TIE

Gig Harbor High

Team 1

21st  TIE

Kamiakin High School

Cliz Beasts

22nd  

Gig Harbor High

GHHS 4

23rd  

Henry M. Jackson High School

Pizza Kids

24th  

Henry M. Jackson High School

Moke

25th  

Saint George's School

H-Street Dragons Drums

26th  

Doherty High School

Ecks-2

 

 

 

 

National Economics Challenge, Wild Card Competition – David Ricardo division

Top

Olympia High School

Olympia High School 1

Top

Wheatland High School

Bulldog Economics

Top

Lake Region High School

A Team

4th

Central High School

Team 5

5th

Monarch High School

1st Period

6th

Baylor School

Team Baylor

7th TIE

Monarch High School

4th Period Lit

7th TIE

Lake Region High School

E Team

8th TIE

Central High School

Team 6

8th TIE

Monarch High School

4th Period

8th TIE

Lake Region High School

B Team

9th TIE

Monarch High School

Smart Dum Bells

9th TIE

Lake Region High School

C Team

9th TIE

Mus

MUS

10th 

Monarch High School

Just Breccause

11th 

Monarch High School

Coyotes

12th  TIE

Monarch High School

Penguins

12th  TIE

Lake Region High School

D Team

13th 

Monarch High School

Mental Capacity

14th 

Monarch High School

Moneymakers

 

 

National Economics Challenge, Connecticut - Adam Smith division

Top

Westminster School 

To Small Too Fail

 

2nd

Choate Rosemary Hall 

Choate Team 4

 

3rd - TIE

Choate Rosemary Hall 

Choate Team 3

 

3rd - TIE

King School 

APEP1

 

4th - TIE

Choate Rosemary Hall 

Choate Team 2

4th - TIE

Greenwich High School

Long Run Aggregate Suppliers

5th

Wilton High School

Period 8 - E

 

6th

Ridgefield High School

team 3

 

7th

Greenwich High School

Dual Mandate

 

8th

Choate Rosemary Hall 

Choate Team 5

 

9th-TIE

Ridgefield High School

Team Five

 

9th-TIE

Wilton High School

Period 3 - A

 

10th-TIE

Fairfield Warde High School

Warde Team1

 

10th-TIE

Ridgefield High School

team Four

 

11th

Wilton High School

Period 3 - C

 

12th

King School

APEP2

 

13th

Greenwich High School

Aggregate Demanders

 

14th - TIE

Choate Rosemary Hall 

Choate Team 1

 

14th - TIE

The Gunnery 

Micro

 

14th - TIE

Wilton High School

Period 8 - B

 

15th - TIE

King School

APET1

 

15th - TIE

King School

APET2

 

15th - TIE

Ridgefield High School

Team One

 

15th - TIE

Ridgefield High School

team Six

 

16th

Ridgefield High School

Team Six

 

17th

Ridgefield High School

Team 7

 

18th

Ridgefield High School

team 10

 

19th - TIE

Ridgefield High School

Team Nine

 

19th - TIE

Ridgefield High School

Team 11

 

19th - TIE

Southington High School

Dream Team

 

19th - TIE

The Gunnery 

Economics

 

19th - TIE

Wilton High School

Period 8 - C

 

20th

The Gunnery

Macro

 

20th - TIE

Wilton High School

Period 3 - B

 

21st - TIE

Greenwich High School

Mochi

 

21st - TIE

Wilton High School

Period 3 - D

 

22nd

Wilton High School

Period 3 - E

 

23rd

Greenwich High School

Sticky Wages

 

24th

Ridgefield High School

Team 13

 

25th

Wilton High School

Period 8 - D

 

26th

Ridgefield High School

team 12

 

27th

Southington High School

Katthy & Co.

 

28th

Southington High School

AC/DC

 

29th

Ridgefield High School

Team 8

 

30th

Ridgefield High School

team Two

 

31st

The Gunnery 

Benefit

 

32nd

Fairfield Warde High School

Warde Team 2

 

 

National Economics Challenge, Connecticut - David Ricardo division

Top

Wilton High School

Econ Fall 2017

2nd

Southington High School

Don't Overfish

3rd

Southington High School

Team Maxwell

4th TIE

Ridgefield High School

Ridgefield Economists

4th TIE

Southington High School

The Danger Squad

5th

King School

MB2

6th

King School

MB1

 

 

Welcome to the Economics Challenge Wild Card Competition!

If you selected your state on the map (https://econchallenge.unl.edu/) and you were re-routed here, you are in the right place! If a your state is not currently offering a state-wide competition-- you are invited to participate in the Economics Challenge Wild Card Competition.

The Wild Card Competition (March 5 - April 6, 2018) is the first of three elimination rounds to determine the overall champions of the National Economics Challenge.

The highest scoring teams in two divisions, will be invited to advance to the National Semi Finals (April 24, 2018- or Make update: April 19, 2018) to compete online with winning teams across the United States! 

The top eight highest scoring teams in each division from Semi-Final will invited to compete in the  National Economics Challenge Finals held in New York (May 19-21, 2018) for the title of National Champion and for cash prizes totaling $20,000. CEE will pay for all lodging, food, and events while in NYC plus up to 50% of transportation costs!

 


Let’s get started!
 

  • Online Registration for Teachers and Coaches - Opens on January 1, 2018 – Teachers and coaches click on the Teacher Registration tab on the left to start creating your student teams.
     
  • Before registering your teams, be sure to review the National Economics Challenge Rules and Eligibility, www.councilforeconed.org/econchallenge. This is a guide to place your team in the correct division. 
  • Students - Study hard! The Economics Challenge will test you, and your knowledge of Economics. Students compete in teams of four (with each student eligible to participate as a member of only one team).
  • Wild Card Online Economics Challenge Competition (March 5 – April 6, 2018) - The Adam Smith and David Ricardo teams login and face the Challenge! The Economics Challenge. will be offered March 5 through April 6, 2018. Teachers select one day for the entire class or teams to participate. Once the competition begins, students will enter the website (https://econchallenge.unl.edu/), select STUDENT ACCESS on the menu, and login using their unique access code which will be provided by the teacher at the time of the team's challenge. The team will complete a 30 question rapid fire exam consisting of macro, micro, and international questions.

    Each student will be given 30 minutes. The Challenge must be taken by all team members at the same time if computers are available (team can use one computer with team members taking the Challenge in sequence but will have a cumulative time of three hours. The clock countdown starts with the first student to login and the team competition will end within 3 hours - with each student having a maximum of 30 minutes before timing out. Students must answer the Challenge questions independently. There must be an adult proctoring all team participation in the Challenge. The top highest scoring team in the Adam Smith division and the David Ricardo division will be invited to participate in the National Semi Finals where all state winners compete to get one step closer to being the National winners of their division.

 

State winners in two divisions will be invited to advance to the National Semi Finals.

 

  • National Semi Final Economics Challenge Competition - April 24, 2018 (April 19, 2018 Test date only for schools that are on spring break or valid reason with documentation) - The Adam Smith and David Ricardo division State winners participate in this nationwide competition. The National Semi Finals competition will take place on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. The Challenge will be held online, and will be administered at the participating teams’ school or club and overseen by a principal appointed proctor. The Council for Economic Education will develop, distribute, and score the test. The top eight highest scoring teams from each division will be invited to New York City to compete at the national level. CEE will pay for all lodging, food, and events while in NYC, plus a portion of the teams travel up to 50% of transportation costs! Click here for more information: http://www.councilforeconed.org/events/national-economics-challenge/.

Top eight highest scoring teams will be invited to advance to National Finals

 

  • National Final Economics Challenge Competition (May 19 - 21, 2018) - The Council for Economic Education will host the National Economics Challenge in New York City on May 19 - 21,2018. Cash prizes, a trophy, and medals for the top 8 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. CEE will pay for all lodging, food, and events while in NYC plus 50% of transportation costs!