How It Works



The Economics Challenge is a competition for teams of high school students in which they test their knowledge of economics. Competitive and fun, the program offers an atmosphere where economic knowledge is tested and recognized. Participants receive certificates of recognition, awards, and accolades.

                               Challenge your students to compete!

Econ Illinois, formerly the Illinois Council on Economic Education, is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that is an integral unit within the Division of Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development at Northern Illinois University.  Econ Illinois is an affiliate of the Council for Economic Education.

Founded in 1951, our mission is to help assure that all young people in Illinois leave school with a solid understanding of the economic system in which they will live as members of the workforce, consumers of goods and services, savers and investors, voting citizens, and participants in a global society.

Let Econ Illinois provide additional tools and resources to assist you in preparing students for the Economics Challenge.