National Economics Challenge

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Who should join?

Anyone! Students who have taken AP Economics will be put in one group (Adam Smith), while students who have not taken AP Economics will be put in another group (David Ricardo). So, you can be sure that you will be competing with people of similar skill levels.

How does it work?

Teams of 3-4 people take an online qualifying test of 30 questions in 30 minutes (each person takes the exam separately). The top 3 scores from each team are added together to get the final score. The top 5 teams of each region will advance to States, where both a written and buzzer round will take place.  Winners of states take a longer test to filter out the top four teams in the nation, who get to travel to New York, on an all-expenses paid trip, where they compete for the top spot.