The Nebraska Economics challenge is a unique opportunity for middle and high school students to compete with others across the state for cash prizes while demonstrating their knowledge of economics!

Online Challenge: November 22 - December 10

If you are new to the Nebraska Economics Challenge, welcome! You will need to select “Teacher Registration” from the menu and create your teacher profile. Once your profile is created, you will be able to log in and begin creating your teams.

If you are a returning teacher, welcome back! Your profile information is saved from your previous participation, and you can log in to begin creating your teams for this year’s challenge!

There are three divisions in the Economics Challenge:

·  Adam Smith: For returning competitors, AP, IB, and honors students.

·  David Ricardo: For first-time competitors with no more than one course in economics.

·  Milton Friedman: For middle school students, grades 6-8.

Teams of 3-4 students will have 35 minutes to complete a 30-question online exam covering a broad variety of economic principles. For more information on the economic education standards included in the Economics Challenge, explore the following resources:

· Council for Economic Education: Voluntary National Content Standards in Economics

· EconEdLink

· Federal Reserve: Economic Education

Students earn 10 points for every correct response and 0 points for each incorrect answer. Every question must be answered to move on, and students are not able to go back to previous questions.

There will be a cash prize for the top three teams in each division:
•1st Place: $30 per student
•2nd Place: $20 per student
•3rd Place: $10 per student

Nebraska Regional Economics Challenge Spring 2022:

Mark your calendars for the Spring 2022 Challenge: The online challenge will run March 21 - April 8 with the State Finals taking place on April 22, 2022.

New this Year:

  • Students who participate in the Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 Nebraska Economics Challenge will be eligible to qualify for the Nebraska State Finals on April 22, 2022.

  • The top 5 teams in each division from the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 will participate in the State Finals on April 22, 2022.

  • Students may participate in either the Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 Nebraska Economics Challenge, but not both.