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Dates and Times

The Econ Challenge will begin with an online test which must be completed during the testing window shown below.

**Online Testing Window - David Ricardo & Adam Smith Divisions**

Competition Schedule:


Fall 2023

Challenge dates: November 13 - December 8 22 (date extended!)

Spring 2024

Challenge dates: February 12 - March 8

State Championships

The State Championships for both the David Ricardo and Adam Smith divisions will be held on April 10.

National Economics Challenge

Semi-Finals: The Kansas Champion for each division will participate in the online Semi-Finals during the window of April 22-26.

The national finals will be held in person June 1-3 and will consist of a Critical Thinking Round and quiz bowl for the top teams. You can watch the 2023 Quiz Bowl, which was streamed online and hosted by CNBC's Sr. Economics Reporter, Steve Liesman.  In 2022, the winning team from the Adam Smith Division was also interviewed on CNBC

The Basics

Each student on your team individually answers a 30-question test of questions from micro, macro and international topics in a 35-minute maximum time.

Beginning economics students compete in the David Ricardo Division. The Adam Smith Division is for students who have competed previously or are AP, IB or honors students

Test results are kept confidential and only given to the teacher and student.

Top-performing schools from each division from both the fall and spring competitions will move on to an in-person State Competition.