Economics Challenge Timeline

Economics Challenge Timeline

Illinois Econ Challenge

January 1

ONLINE! registration opens

February 15

ONLINE! registration closes

March 13-27 (closes at noon on 27th)

Online competition held, with students testing under the guidelines established.

April 1

State finalists announced; these teams compete in the Illinois Economics Challenge state championship in Chicago.

April 10

Illinois Economics Challenge State Finals for ten finalist teams held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

April 15

The National Semi-final Economics Challenge competition for all first place teams from participating states. 

May 17 & 18

National Finals for Economics Challenge held in New York City.


The 2014 Illinois Economics Challenge (ILEC) is a program of Econ Illinois with additional support from BMO Harris Bank and in-kind support provided from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.