A program in partnership with the Federal Reserve bank of San Francisco
National Economics Challenge
The National Economics Challenge is a great way for students to flex their intellectual muscle & test their economic content knowledge by competing with other students from across the state. All high school & middle school students are eligible to participate in their respective divisions. Teachers & students throughout California are able to participate regardless of travel or budgetary constraints. Each team will complete online exams that cover for a chance to participate in the National Semifinals and the National Finals, in Newark, New Jersey, where the title is decided in a heated competition in a quick-paced oral quiz-bowl round.
How It Works
Register Student Teams
December – March 4, 2020
Last day to register: March 4, 2020 (one week before online testing ends)
Take the online test!
Monday, February 24, 2020 – Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Prepare with your students for the online test.
State Finalists Announced
Friday, March 18, 2020 at 1 PM PST
Finalists move on to in-person Northern and Southern state finals.
In-Person State Finals
Northern Finals: Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Southern Finals: Monday, March 30, 2020
Qualifiers move on to in-person Northern and Southern state finals.
April 15, 2020
State Finalists go head to head in an online test to qualify the ultimate State Champion.
Travel to New Jersey for National Finals
May 16 – 18, 2020
The state champions travel to Newark, New Jersey to compete with their counterparts from across the country!
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