Attention High Schools – It’s Time for the Montana Economics Challenge

Quiz your students Economics knowledge at the Montana Economics Challenge

Register your team for the Montana Economics Challenge, taking place on March 4, 2013, in Helena. Click the links below to see the brochure and registration form for this fun event. Registrations are due by February 12, 2013. Don't miss out!

Economics Challenge 2013 – Informational Brochure (PDF)

Economics Challenge 2013 – Registration Form (doc)

Every spring, the Federal Reserve Bank in Helena invites Montana high school teachers of social studies, government, economics, business, and enrichment programs to assemble teams of students to compete in a challenging array of tests covering economic concepts, issues and reasoning.

The purpose of the Economics Challenge is to increase students' exposure to and interest in economics in an entertaining atmosphere. The Economics Challenge began in 1988 as a product of the Minnesota Council on Economic Education. The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and its Helena Branch later became involved with the Montana Economics Challenge first being held in 1996.

Teams are comprised of their coach and up to a maximum of four students, who compete individually and as a team. Essentially, each participant takes a 15-question, multiple choice test in each of the following three areas: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and International Trade and Economics. To determine team scores, the top three individuals’ scores in each category are combined. The top two teams after the first three rounds will compete against each other in a buzzer round on Current Events to determine the final winner. Awards for top scores are given to individuals and to teams. 

The winning team continues on to a Regional competition / exam, and can progress on to the National Finals this May in New York. 

Make sure to check the Montana Council on Economic Education home page for information on the next challenge!

The Spring 2013 Economics Challenge competition is made possible through the generous support of Helena Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Montana Bankers Association, The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation, Mountain West Bank, Council for Economic Education, and the Montana Council on Economic Education.

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