The Massachusetts Council on Economic Education is again sponsoring the Spring 2018 Massachusetts Economics Challenge. This is a fun and free way for students to flex their intellectual muscle and test their knowledge of economics. Competitions are held at the State, National Semi-Final, and National Final levels for high school students and at the State level for middle school students.
Registration for the Massachusetts Economics Challenge will start on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 and the online competition will be open from March 26, 2018 through April 6, 2018.
This competition is online. Any Massachusetts teacher can sign up and register his/her high school or middle school students. Once you have registered as a teacher, you can begin to create student teams of three to four students in the appropriate divisions. See hyperlinks for more information on the challenge.
Important Dates for the Spring 2018 Massachusetts Economics Challenge
- Tuesday, January 16th to Sunday, March 25th, 2018 - Registration is open for the Massachusetts Econ Challenge. To register go to econchallenge (https://econchallenge.unl.edu/), choose Massachusetts and then Teacher Registration. Teachers may review rules and register teams of four high school students. There are no team limits, so this makes a great class activity.
- Monday, March 26, 2018 through Friday, April 6, 2018 - The Massachusetts Economics Challenge is Online. The student competition is taken online at your school. See Rules.
- Tuesday, April 10, 2018 – State Champions are announced and invited to participate in the National Semi-Finals.
- Tuesday, April 24, 2018 (April 19, 2018*) – State Semi-Finals – The State Champion teams for the Ricardo and the Adam Smith divisions compete with other states to advance to the National Final. If you are one of the Massachusetts semi-finalist teams, the paper and pencil competition will be conducted at your school. *Test date for schools that are on spring break on April 24, 2018.
- Saturday, May 19th to Monday, May 21, 2018 – National Finals - The top four teams in each division from the National Semi-Finals will compete for the national title in New York City.
Join teams from across the nation to take the Challenge!
Massachusetts State Coordinator
Co-Director, Center for Economic Education
George “Scott” Guild
President, Massachusetts Council on Economic Education
One Financial Center, Fifth Floor
Boston MA 02111-2660