Welcome to the National Economics Challenge!
The National Economics Challenge (NEC) is the nation’s most prestigious high school economics competition. Each year, over 10,500 students across the U.S. participate in the competition. The Challenge recognizes exceptional high school students for their knowledge of economic principles and their ability to apply problem-solving and critical-thinking skills to real-world events.
Congratulations to the 2017 National Champions!
After beating out more than 11,000 students from 40 states, two teams emerged victorious and were crowned National Champions:
2017 ADAM SMITH CHAMPION: Mounds View High School, Arden Hills, MN
The final round, hosted by CNBC’s Senior Economics Reporter Steve Liesman, was filled with nail-biting finishes and truly impressive performances by all teams.
CNBC Power Lunch: America’s future economists compete
Competitions are held at the State, National Semi-Final, and National Final levels for high school students in two divisions:
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State winners advance to the National Semi-Finals. From there, the top four highest scoring teams in the two divisions are selected to attend the National Finals in New York City for a three-day all-expenses-paid trip and celebration to compete for top awards and honors*:
*In total, more than $20K in prizes will be awarded at the National Economics Challenge in 2017.
In addition to the awards listed above, CEE will be presenting The Russell Glass Individual Achievement Award to the top Adam Smith Division scholar for best individual achievement based on his/her combined test score (Round 1-3) and overall presentation skills.
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Do you have what it takes?
Watch the video to see if your team has what it takes to make it to the 2017 National Economics ChallengeSM Finals.