YEI EventEconOlympiad

Get the chance to earn 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.

EconOlympiad 2024 has concluded, look out for more information next Spring!

Event InformationWhat is EconOlympiad?

EconOlympiad is a two-part competition focused on not just the knowledge of economics, but also the application. 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 a provided prompt. 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. Results from both rounds 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 three week to create their presentation up to 10 minutes in duration. There will be a prompt that focuses 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

March 9th, 2024
Prompts released (asynchronous).
March 9th, 2024 - April 13th, 2024 (extended)
Prepare presentations (asynchronous).
Groups will have 5 weeks to research, collaborate, and record their presentations. Upload and submit your video by 11:59pm PST on April 13th.
May 4th, 2024 (changed)
Debate round qualifiers announced over social media.
May 11th, 2024 (changed)
Debate round & awards ceremony (synchronous)
Qualifying teams will have the chance to debate each other on a new prompt.

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EconOlympiad Sponsors

Wen and Yung Family Foundation
Whole Foods