Economics Challenge

Teachers are invited to engage their students in this outstanding academic competition. The competition is open to all middle and high school students who have taken an economics or economics-related course in school. There is no fee to participate.

This competition is held for students to compete in teams of 3 or 4 and test their knowledge on economics, monetary policy, international trade, and markets. The top scoring teams from the online testing round of each division will compete in an exciting, fast paced, in-person Quiz Bowl.

Fall testing dates: November 13th – December 1st, 2023

Spring testing dates: March 18th – 29th, 2024

State final will be held on April 19th, 2024 at Mesa Community College.

Winning Team in each division receives $500!

Review the rules for the 2024 Economics Challenge.

Review past State Final Questions.

This is a qualifying event for the National Economics Challenge. The team from the David Ricardo division and the team from the Adam Smith division with the highest combined Economics Critical Thinking presentation score and Economics Challenge online test score will advance to the National Economics Challenge for their division.

Prize for Quiz Bowl winning team in each Division (Adam Smith, David Ricardo, & Milton Friedman)

  • 1st place: $500 

Milton Friedman Division

First Place
Team: Team Eight
School: BASIS Scottsdale
Teacher: Dana Johnson

Second Place
Team: Mountain Sky
School: Mountain Sky Middle School
Teacher: Lori Glover

David Ricardo Division

First Place
Team: Eggo
School: Hamilton High School
Teacher: Grant Lapinski

Second Place
Team: DV ECT 1
School: Desert Vista High School
Teacher: Brad Simon

Adam Smith Division

First Place
Team: Basis Mesa Team 1
School: BASIS Mesa
Teacher: Greg Thorson

Second Place
Team: NEC Mode
School: BASIS Scottsdale
Teacher: Dana Johnson

Get in Touch

Contact ACEE for more information.