YEI EventEconOlympiad

Earn prestigious prizes, network with like minded peers, and learn from engaging speakers while putting your knowledge of economics to the test. Cooperate in a team-based competition to unravel solutions to current economic issues.

Event InformationWhat is EconOlympiad?

EconOlympiad is a two-part competition focused on the application, not merely the knowledge, of economics. The first part is a presentation round in which you and your team will have three weeks to develop and submit a video that responds to one of the two provided prompts. The second part is a debate round. After completing the presentation, top teams will advance to a debate round. A prompt will be released, and teams will have one week to research and prepare. will compose your team’s final score.

Professors from the country’s top economics programs will serve as judges for both the presentation and debate rounds.

Presentation Round

Competitors will have up to one week to create their presentation up to 10 minutes in duration. There will be 2 prompts to choose from: one that focuses on Microeconomics and the other that concentrates on Macroeconomics concepts. Your group will have a chance to research the prompts, take a position, provide facts to support your argument, and use your reasoning to tie it all together.

Debate Round

Top teams will participate in a debate with a prompt different from previous choices, determining the final EconOlympiad winners.


Key Dates

The event spans from March 4th to April 22nd. Scores and feedback for all competitors will be released shortly after the event.

March 4th
Opening ceremony & prompts released (synchronous).
March 5th - March 25th
Prepare presentations (asynchronous).
Groups will have 20 days to research, collaborate, and record their presentations. Upload your video by 11:59pm PST on March 25th.
April 8th
Debate round qualifiers announced over social media.
April 22nd
Debate round.
Qualifying teams will have the chance to debate each other on a new prompt. See cash prizes below!


Opening Ceremony Schedule (3/04/23)

9:00 amOpening Ceremony
9:30 amSpeaker Presentation
10:45 amRaffle
11:00 amPrompts Announced

Debate Round (4/22/23)

9:00 am - 12:00 pmDebate Round

All listed times are in PDT.

Sven Beiker

About the Speaker

Bio: Dr. Sven Beiker is a Lecturer in Management at the Stanford Business School, and the Managing Director of Silicon Valley Mobility, an independent consulting & advisory firm. He covers the electrification, automation, connectivity, and sharing of automobiles through the lens of new technologies and business models. This is reflected in his teaching at Stanford as well as in his professional engagements. Prior to his independent consulting work, he served as an Expert Consultant for mobility topics at McKinsey & Company for 2.5 years.

Abstract: Mobility Innovation at the Intersection of Business, Technology, Consumers, and Regulation

Mobility in the context of this presentation describes how people and goods get moved around, whether by car, truck, bus, two-wheeler, etc. The big trends in this are autonomous driving, electric vehicles, connected things, and shared mobility. And as much as there are technical challenges to overcome, consumer preferences to fulfill, regulatory requirements to satisfy, in all that arguably the biggest question is what the business case might be for this future transportation paradigm. Participants will learn in this interactive session about the different aspects of future vehicles and they will get exposed to the decision making process in the industry.


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