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The UNI Center for Economic Education is pleased to announce the 2014
Economic Challenge that is designed for high school students to test their knowledge of economics and consumer economics in a competitive and fun atmosphere. Teams are divided into two divisions:

(1) The Adam Smith Division which is open to students enrolled in (or completed) Advanced Placement Economics (Macro or Micro), honors economics,  a two semester high school economics, or any other advanced economics courses during the current academic year. 

(2) The David Ricardo Division is for students enrolled in (or completed) a one semester high school economics course, consumer economics, personal finance course, or related disciplines such as social studies, business, or family and consumer sciences during the current academic year. 

The Challenge actually consists of four stages: The Iowa EconChallenge ONLINE!, the Iowa Economics Challenge State Finals, the National Semi-Finals, and the National Economics Challenge Competition. Registration starts January 1, 2014 and must be completed by February 10, 2014.

    1. The Iowa EconChallenge Online! is first and is completed by students online from February 10 - February 26, 2014

    2. Next, the top four teams in each division from the Iowa EconChallenge Online! are invited to Cedar Falls to compete in the Iowa Economics Challenge State Finals in Cedar Falls on March 25, 2014. The state champions and runner-up teams in each divisions will receive trophies.  

    3. The state champions in each division then compete in the National Economics Challenge Semi-Finals. This will be a proctored exam administered at each state champion's home high school on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (or April 11, 2014 test date for schools on spring break April 15). 

    4. The four winning teams from across the country in each division will advance to the National EconomicsChallenge Championship. The National Finals will take place in New York City the weekend of May 17-19, 2014.

The National Economics Challenge is made possible by a grant from the Council on Economic Education and the US Department of Education.

Maintained by the Center for Economic Education. Contact the Economics Department at 319.273.2412 or send an e-mail to Bev Barber, Economics Department Secretary.
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