Kentucky EconomicsChallenge




The Kentucky EconomicsChallenge is a partnership of the
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis- Louisville Branch and
Kentucky Council on Economic Education.











Congratulations to the

Top 10 Ranked Teams in Each Division



FREE to Kentucky High School students!!

Free and Fun

Easy! 30 Minutes...30 questions!

A team competition -- 3-4 students per team

  • January 25, 2013 - Teacher Registration Begins - Go to and register.

  • March 20- April 3, 2013 - Online Competition - Teams login and face the Challenge!

  • April 16, 2013 - Semi finals National EconChallenge ONLINE

  • May 17-19, 2013 - National EconChallenge - New York City

  • First place team in each Online Competition division wins $100 for the team and award plaques and represents Kentucky in the regional semi-finals.

Join hundreds of students across the state in this great academic smack down!

How to Get Started Today!

Register as a teacher at

Once you have registered as a teacher, you can begin to create student teams of 3 to 4 students in either of two divisions.

David Ricardo Division: any one-semester, introductory or general, combined macro and micro economics course, or social studies survey.

Adam Smith Division: students enrolled in any two-semester econ macro and micro course sequence or any course labeled as AP, IB, honors, or differentiated. If they previously participated in the David Ricardo Division, they must register for Adam Smith in this year's competition.

For additional information about determining student eligibility please see

After creating the teams you will be given unique access codes for each student. Distribute these access codes to your students when they are ready to take the Challenge.

The EconChallenge ONLINE will be offered in Kentucky from March 20 through April 3, 2013. Once competition begins, students can enter the EconChallenge ONLINE website and complete a 30 question rapid fire exam consisting of macro, micro, and international questions. Each student will be given 35 minutes but all team members must complete the exam within 3 hours. Students must answer the Challenge questions independently. The Challenge can be taken by all team members at the same time if computers are available, or a team can use one computer with team members taking the Challenge in sequence. Teachers must proctor all team participation in the Challenge

Scoring: the sum of the top three individual scores on each team make up the team score. Scoring on individual tests are as follows:

+10 points for each correct answer
-5 points for each incorrect answer
0 points for each unanswered question

The winners of the EconChallenge ONLINE will receive notification once the competition has ended.

 AWARDS!! The 1st place Adam Smith team and the 1st place David Ricardo teams (3-4 person teams) at the state level will receive $100 for the team and  Award plaques for each member of the team.  Also the highest scoring Adam Smith and David Ricardo team will be invited to compete in the Regional  EconChallenge ONLINE.   First place teams will also be honored at the KCEE Awards Luncheon in May, at the Pendennis Club in Louisville.

If you are ready to accept the challenge, please go to

Contact us if you need information or assistance - Erin Yetter, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis-Louisville Branch at  or 502-568-9257 or Susan Sandage, Kentucky Council at Economic Education at or  502-267-3572.

Practice Quiz

Congratulations to the Top 10 Ranked Teams in 2012 Competition!