Welcome to the National

Economics Challenge


 You're invited to participate in the 2024 National 

 Economics Challenge !


Team Registration is from January 1, 2024 - April 11, 2024.


The National Economics Challenge is an online exam that will determine state champion teams, each of whom will advance to the Online Semi-Finals of the National Economics Challenge. Teams have a three hour window to complete the exam during which time each individual team member will have up to 35 minutes to complete a test covering micro and macroeconomic principles as well as knowledge of the world economy.



Click here: TEACHER REGISTRATION to begin creating your student teams.

  • The Challenge is free to your students and you may register as many teams as you'd like.
  • For more information about registration, rules, dates, and advancing to the National Economics Challenge, please refer to the menu on the side of this page.
  • New and returning teachers can find resources to help prepare their student teams to compete in the National Economics Challenge by visiting econedlink.

If you have any questions about the competition, please contact us. We will respond to your emails within 24 hours. Good luck to all the teams! 

The Challenge Timeline:

  • Registration dates: January 1 - April 11, 2024 
  • Exam period: March 27, 2024 through 6:00 PM Eastern Time on April 12, 2024 
  • Teams Advancing to National Semi-Finals Notified: April 17, 2024 
  • Online National Semi-Finals: April 22 – 26, 2024 
  • Teams Advancing to National Finals Notified: May 1, 2024
  • In-Person National Finals: June 1 - 3, 2024

The top-scoring State Champion teams from the Online National Semi-Finals will advance to the in-person National Finals in New York City.

Teams will compete for cash prizes in the following amounts for each team member, plus one teacher-coach: 1st place: $1,000 | 2nd place: $500 | 3rd place: $250 | 4th place: $200

The National Economics Challenge is a program of the Council for Economic Education (CEE).