The Georgia Council on Economic Education promotes a variety of economics and personal finance competitions designed to help students apply their knowledge in fun and engaging ways. Several of these competitions are the state-level qualifiers for national competitions.
The Economics Challenge, held in March, is an academic competition for High School students. Over four rounds, students answer challenging questions where they demonstrate critical thinking in microeconomics, macroeconomics, international trade, and current events. Winning teams are eligible to move up regional and even national competitions.
The 2020 Economics Challenge will be held Monday, March 16th. Registration will be available beginning January, 2020.
The Personal Finance Challenge has teams of high school students analyze a case study of a family’s finances in order to make recommendations for how to improve or maintain the family’s financial well-being. Students are given the case-study the day of the competition and have 90 minutes to analyze the study and prepare their presentation, which they present to financial industry experts.
The 2020 Personal Finance Challenge will take place in March, 2020 and registration will be available beginning in January, 2020.
The Econ Games is a competitive event for fourth and fifth grade students. Over three rounds, the teams apply their knowledge of economics and personal finance by creating and participating in an assembly line, taking a critical thinking test, and developing and presenting an idea for a product that solves a real-world problem. The event is largely invitation-only at the moment. If you are interested in bringing a team, please contact Angie Battle.
The Stock Market Game is an exciting simulation that gives students in grades 4-12 the opportunity to invest a virtual $100,000 for 10 weeks in real stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. At the end of the 10 weeks, teams with the highest total equity are eligible for a variety of prizes and awards.