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How it Works

It's quite simple, really!


If the state you live in is not hosting the EconChallenge ONLINE! Give them a call and ask them to.

If your state is listed, simply do the following:


  • Go to 
  • Register as a teacher.
  • Once your registration is approved, you can begin to create student teams of 3 to 4 students in either of two divisions.
    1. Adam Smith: students enrolled in any two semester econ macro and micro course sequence or any course labeled as AP, IB, honors, or differentiated. If you previously participated in the David Ricardo Division, you must register for Adam Smith in this year's competition.
    2. David Ricardo: any one semester, introductory or general, combined macro and micro economics course. Teams are encouraged to compete in the division that would challenge them the most. See official rules at
  • Dual enrollment stuents, who are taking an Economics course at their high school, are eligible to compete in the Adam Smith division provided that their instructor is a high school teacher.  Students taking Economics courses in conjunction with a community college, college or university are not eligible to participate.
  • After creating the teams you will be given unique access codes for each student. Distribute these access codes to your students when they are ready to take the Challenge.
  • The EconChallenge ONLINE begins on a date determined by each state, to see when competition will occur in your state, please click on the "Date and Time" menu item to the left. Once competition begins, students can enter the EconChallenge ONLINE website and complete a 40 question rapid fire exam consisting of macro, micro, and international questions.
  • Scoring: the sum of the top three individual scores on each team make up the team score.
  • The winners of the EconChallenge ONLINE! will receive notification once the competition has ended.  MCEE only shares the teams scores of the top three in each division.  Each teacher can see their student team's scores.