Economics Challenge


Tuesday, March 28, 2017
University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK
Nigh University Center

9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Team Check-in begins at 8:45 a.m.
Lunch will be provided to all participating students and school sponsors/teachers.
Substitute reimbursements available

To register your teams click here.

_5C10691 The Oklahoma Economics Challenge is a state-wide competition held each spring for high school students designed to increase their understanding of and interest in economics. Student teams compete for a chance to win both team and individual prizes.


  •  The Challenge applies the excitement of an athletic competition to academic excellence and encourages students to apply their economics knowledge and work in teams. Students participate in a series of written quizzes on micro, macro and international economics topics. The top teams from the written test rounds then compete in a highly-intense, face-to-face quiz bowl round. State winners proceed to a semi-finals competition held online on (date to be determined), and, if successful there, on to an expense-paid National Economics Challenge.


There will be two divisions: David Ricardo and Adam Smith.

  • The David Ricardo division includes teams of students currently or previously enrolled in one general economics course (or less), or courses which include introductory economic concepts (social studies, business, personal finance, etc.). The course must be taught by a secondary teacher. Students who have never taken an economics course are eligible to compete. Students may only participate in the David Ricardo division one time.
  • The Adam Smith division includes teams of students, currently or previously, enrolled in Advanced Placement (AP Micro, AP Macro, or AP Micro and Macro), International Baccalaureate (pre-IB and IB), honors, two courses, or any other advanced courses in economics (including courses taught by a secondary teacher where students earn college credit). The course must be taught by a secondary teacher. Any team consisting of one or more students enrolled in the course listed must compete in the Adam Smith division.

Teams shall only compete against other teams in their own division.

For more information about the Challenge and to see sample test questions and the rules for all levels of the competition, go to the National Economics Challenge web site.