The Youth Economics Initiative is proud to present our 5th Annual EconBowl, in collaboration with the Wen & Yung Family Foundation!

One of the only economics competitions during the fall semester, EconBowl offers high schoolers the chance to compete against other like-minded individuals and apply real world economics knowledge in a fast-paced environment. Represent your high school, compete for glory, and win cash prizes!

Registration for EconBowl has closed. Please email for any further questions.

Michelle Connolly

About the Speaker

Our featured speaker for the Fifth Annual EconBowl is Michelle Connolly, Professor of the Practice in the Economics Department at Duke University.

Professor Connolly previously served as Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission in 2006-2007 and 2008-2009, and as an Economist in International Research for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 1996 to 1997. Professor Connolly has testified before Congress and participated in White House Panels and Roundtables on Spectrum Issues and International Trade Policy.Michelle Connolly received her B.A. in 1990 and Ph.D. in 1996 in economics from Yale University.

Professor Connolly's current research focuses on telecommunications policy, particularly spectrum policy and broadband policy.

Competition Structure

The Written Round

The Exam

During EconBowl, teams of 3-4 will have 60 minutes to collaboratively complete 60 questions. Each team will work together, and team captains will submit one exam on behalf of the entire team.


The top 8 teams

We will invite the top 8 teams of the written round to the QuizBowl tournament. There will be 19 questions, split into non-calculation and calculation problems.

Who will win?

The team with the most questions correct will be champions of this year’s EconBowl!


The Written Round will be held from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and Quiz Bowl Round from 4:00 to 5:30 pm.
Time (PST)DescriptionEdit
9:00 amEvent Begins
9:10 amOpening Ceremony
9:25 amQ&A
9:45 amTesting Begins
11:00 amSpeaker Seminar
12:00 pmAward Ceremony
4:00 - 5:30 pmQuizBowl & Award Ceremony

Preparation Resources

To prepare for EconBowl, we recommend that you check out our custom-designed practice tests (3 total practice sets). For more resources, we’d suggest the YEI curriculum, other AP prep material, or National Economics Challenge sample tests.

If you have any questions, message in the YEI Discord, or email!

This season of Econbowl is sponsored by The Wen & Yung Family Foundation

Wen and Yung Family Foundation+EconBowl

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