National Economics Challenge
Park High School
Reigning State Champions of the 20th Annual Montana Economics Challenge!
NATIONAL ECONOMICS CHALLENGE (NEC): The Council for Economic Education (CEE) created the National Economics Challenge in 2000 to promote student interest in economics, reinforce classroom instruction, and advance academics and school spirit. In 2014, more than 10,500 high school students (2,520 teams) participated in 40 states nationwide. The National Economics Challenge is one of several key initiatives in the CEE’s “Campaign for Economic Literacy” which seeks to focus public attention on the importance of economic literacy and the need for a high-quality, standards-based economics curriculum in every state. STRUCTURE OF PROGRAM: National Economics Challenge competitions are held at the State, National Semi-Final, and National Final levels for high school students in two divisions: The Adam Smith Division challenges advanced placement, international baccalaureate and honors students; the David Ricardo Division challenges single semester general economics students. In each competition, teams of students answer rigorous questions on microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics, and current events. The National competition includes written multiple choice tests, a critical thinking case study round and a quiz bowl round.
2016 Montana Economics Challenge- March 7th Great Northern Hotel, Helena, MT