Welcome to The Ohio Economics Challenge

The National Economics Challenge is a fun and free way for students to flex their intellectual muscles and test their knowledge of economics.

Competitions are held at the State, National Semi-Final, and National Final levels for high school students in two divisions: the Adam Smith Division, for advanced placement, international baccalaureate and honors students; and the David Ricardo Division for semester general economics students.


Teachers may view the rules and register teams of four high school students. There are no team limits so this makes a great class activity.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

  • February 20 - April 7, 2023 - Online Competition - Students can enter the Ohio Economics Challenge website and complete the exam.

The State Winners of the Ohio Economics Challenge will receive a notification once the competition has ended. In the event of a tie, the team with the lowest total time used to complete the exams will be declared the winner. Only team scores are available for distribution.

The 2023 National Economics Challenge:

  • Semi-Finals will be held online during the window of April 24-28, 2023. The top teams in each division will be invited to the National Economics Challenge Finals.

Finals will be held in person May 20 – 23, 2023, and will consist of a Critical Thinking Round and quiz bowl for the top teams.


The "Adam Smith" Division is restricted to students enrolled in AP, IB, honors, differentiated, or college-level courses. Any economics course as a two-semester course also falls in this division.

The "David Ricardo" Division is restricted to students enrolled in one-semester or less high school courses not labeled as AP, IB, honors, differentiated, or college level.


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