Welcome to the Spring 2021 RI EconChallenge ONLINE


Save the Dates!


  • Teacher and student registration starts on Monday January 11, 2021.

  • The online RI Econ Challenge testing period is Monday March 15, 2021 - Wednesday April 28, 2021.

  • State winners will be announced on Friday April 30, 2021.


This exciting annual student competition for RI middle and high school students is moderated by the Rhode Island Council for Economic Education, with support from the Rhode Island Jump$tart Coalition. 

The tabs on the left and link provided below will give you more information.

With this free online competition, teachers and students throughout the state of Rhode Island can participate in the state's EconChallenge, regardless of travel or budgetary constraints. In the first round, each team of three to four students will take online quizzes that cover topics in macro, micro and international economics. Once it begins, students from around the country will be able to demonstrate their economic literacy through an online rapid fire exam, under the supervision of their parent or guardian, at their home or other non-school site..

Division Eligibility

All Rhode Island high school and middle school students are eligible.  Any team of 3-4 students interested in economics is encouraged to compete. Schools may enter multiple teams in their qualifying divisions. After they register their students, teachers will be able to create their student teams of 3-4 students each.


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

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

There is also a "Milton Friedman" Division, which is restricted to students in grades 6 -8.

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of CFA Society Providence, there is no cost to either teachers or students to participate in the Rhode Island EconChallenge ONLINE!

Join teams from across the Nation to take the Challenge!

Eligibility rules for the EconChallenge can be reviewed at