High School Economics Competition

The YUEA Economics Competition helps to broaden high school students’ understanding of macroeconomics and the global economy through competition.  It is a phenomenal learning experience for students in building a foundation involving in economic analysis, monetary policy decision-making, public speaking, and teamwork.  Team members will gain experience:

  • Analyzing the current state of the economy
  • Explaining timely issues and risks that confront the economy and policymakers
  • Recommending monetary policy given current economic conditions and the principal issues at hand

The 2014 Yale Economics Competition will take place on Saturday, February 8, 2014. 

Competition Format
Teams consist of:

  • Five students
  • Up to two alternates
  • One advisor

The competition has two components:

  • A 20-minute presentation on the economy
  • A 10-minute Q&A session

Teams are encouraged to format their presentation as though they were monetary policymakers–the presentation should make concrete recommendations for how to keep the economy on course using monetary policy tools.

The competition will consist of two rounds; in the morning round, teams will compete in brackets.  The top team from each bracket will move on to the final round, which will take place in an afternoon final round.  All teams will receive feedback on their performance from Yale professors and economics graduate students, who will serve as judges.  

Teams should make sure that their presentation is PC compatible and should bring a flash drive with the presentation to the competition.

The competition will take place on Yale’s campus.  Further logistics will be provided once registration has closed.

For more information on the event, including registration forms and fees, please contact Jack Shu (jack.shu@yale.edu) or Pamela Weidman (pamela.weidman@yale.edu)