Welcome to Illinois Economics Challenge!

Illinois high school economics teachers are invited to engage their AP level students in this comprehensive academic competition. The Illinois Economics Challenge (ILEC) competition is without participation fees and teachers may enter as many students as desired.  Access is provided to individual and team test scores, providing insight into student application of content knowledge. 

Spring 2020 Registration is open January 1 through February 22.  Please click on the top left tab (green tab) to register.  Afterwards, fill out the Illinois Teacher Form (link can be found below) and submit it to

The competition is open to Illinois high school students currently enrolled in or who have previously taken one or more of these economic courses:

  • Advanced Placement
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Honors
  • Two-semester


  • Any other advanced courses in economics (including courses taught by a secondary teacher where students earn college credit). The course must be taught by a secondary teacher.

Students compete in teams of three or four with each student eligible to participate as a member of only one Economics Challenge team. For more specific information regarding student eligibility, team composition, and other details relating to the Economics Challenge competition, please refer to the Rules, and the FAQ document by visiting the Econ Illinois website.


Teacher Registration Form