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2015 Hawaii Economics Challenge

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Congratulations  to Iolani for winning the Smith and Ricardo Divisions!  The winning teams will compete in the Semi-nationals on April 14th.

The Economics Challenge is a high school competition designed to showcase outstanding high school economics students and courses in Hawai`i. Students (in teams of 3-4 members) participate in two divisions. During initial rounds, students tackle fun and challenging written tests of their economic understanding and their reasoning ability. The final rounds of the Economics Challenge involve a "first-to-the-buzzer" format as teams answer questions on economic concepts and theories involving micro- and macroeconomics, international economics, and current events. 

Hawaii high school students who are enrolled in economics or courses that include economics concepts

Thursday, April 2, 2015
(Registration begins at 8:00 am)

Campus Center Ballroom
University of Hawaii
2500 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822

* Limited travel stipends are available. Please inquire!

Registration Fee: $20.00

Please fill out the Intent to Participate here.  We will then send you a coaches packet to register your students.  

After informing HCEE of your intent to participate, please complete the student and teacher registration forms contained in the coaches packet by Monday, March 1, 2014.

David Ricardo Division: includes teams of students enrolled in one-semester (or less) general economics courses or courses in any subject which include introductory economic concepts (social studies, business, personal finance, etc.). A secondary teacher must teach the course.

Adam Smith Division: includes teams of students enrolled in Advanced Placement (AP Micro, AP Macro, or AP Micro and Macro), International Baccalaureate (pre-IB and IB), honors, two-semester, or any other advanced courses in economics (including courses taught by a post-secondary teacher where students earn dual credit (high school and college).

Check out video from the 2013 Hawaii and National Competition.
Hawaii Economics Challenge
National Competition
National Competition (short clip of the win)

To request a coaches packet please contact Melissa at
melissa@hcee.org or call our office at 808-447-9891.

Economics Challenge