The EconChallenge ONLINE! is a great way for high school students to flex their intellectual muscle and test their economic content knowledge. Sponsored by the Ohio Council for Economic Education, the Challenge encourages high school students to apply their economics knowledge by competing with other students from across the state. There are no registration fees! Two distinct competitive divisions are aligned with the level of classroom instruction.
David Ricardo: teams of students enrolled in one-semester (or less) general economics courses or courses which include introductory economic concepts (social studies, business, personal, finance, etc.).
Adam Smith: teams of students enrolled in Advanced Placement, international Baccalaureate, honors, two-semester, or any other advanced courses in economics (including courses taught by a secondary teacher where students earn college credit) or (note: returning students must participate in Adam Smith – even if they have not had additional courses in economics).
Competitions are held at the State, National Semi-Final, and National Final levels. In each competition, teams of students answer rigorous questions on microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics, and current events. At the National Final, students complete rounds of testing, work in teams to solve case problems, and participate in a quick-paced oral quiz-bowl in order to compete for the title of National Champions!
Ohio is not participating in the Economics Challenge in 2016. Please check back for information about the 2017 contest.
2015 EconChallenge Results
Congratulations to all those who participated in the 2015 Ohio EconChallenge Online!
Adam Smith Division State Champions
Left to Right: George Li, Daniel Wang, Jenny Jiao, Nick Amore, Coach: Scott Shinaberry
1st Place: Upper Arlington High School
Daniel Wang, Nicholas Amore, George Li, Jenny Jiao
Coach: Scott Sinaberry
2nd Place: Upper Arlington High School
Chloe Amsterdam, Julia Pei, Jasmine Toorchen, Annabelle Pan
Coach: Scott Shinaberry
3rd Place: Upper Arlington High School
Olivia Kompa, Becina Ganther, Hope Klingensmith, Henry Wu
Coach: Scott Shinaberry
David Ricardo Division State Champions
Left to Right: Nicholas Vernon, Kelly Roberson, Alex Schneider, Nick Herman, Phil Peters (Coach)
1st Place: Gahanna Lincoln High School
Alex Schneider, Kelly Roberson, Nick Herman, Nicholas Vernon
Coach: Phil Peters
To find out how your team did click on the following link: All Team Scores