INTERNATIONAL
ECONOMICS
OLYMPIAD

Annual competition for high school students in the field of economics.
The competition’s activities are designed to stimulate creative
problem-solving skills among students interested
in Economics, Business, and Finance.
About IEO
IEO is an annual competition for high school students around the world in the areas of Economics and Finance. The Olympiad is supported by Eric Maskin, winner of the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2007. Participation is free of charge.
IEO Mission
To further Economics and Financial Literacy education
in high schools throughout the world.
IEO Goals
To further
the problem-solving skills
of high school students
through practice
in logical thinking
and creative application of general knowledge

To discover, challenge, unite, and reward
young people
who are exceptionally talented in Economics, Finance, and Business
To elevate
general awareness
of the importance
of Economics, Finance, and Business
To encourage
friendly relations
and understanding among young people interested in Economics, Finance and Business around the world
To create
an opportunity
to exchange information
about school programs and practices
Main documents
Statute
Syllabus
IEO regulations
parts of the competition
and the rating system
How to participate
For high sсhool
students
  • Find your national competition.
  • Check the Participating Countries section of this website.
  • If your country is on the list, it means that we have a long-term partner there.
  • If your country is not on the list, please contact us via email or the Contact Us form at the bottom of the page. We will be glad to provide the contact information of our partner in your country if we have one.
  • Contact your national organizer to receive information about thenational competition.
  • Study hard and win the national competition!
  • Come to the IEO, meet like-minded students from around the world, and enjoy yourself!
For organizations/
institutes
  • Make sure that your organization can hold an appropriate selection process and support the team (including finding means to cover their travel costs).
  • Appoint a coordinator.
  • Form a team that consists of no more than 5 contestants and 1 or 2 team leaders.
  • Ensure that the contestants will all be under the age of 20 years on 30 June of the year of the Olympiad.
  • Ensure that team leaders can communicate well in English and are competent in the fields tested in the IEO.
  • Send the application to our official email adress, info@ecolymp.org. To learn more about the application form, please refer to the Application Guideline.
  • Wait for the decision of the Executive Board.
To find application forms as well as criteria for organizations and national competitions,
please proceed to: https://ecolymp.org/applications
Austria
Coordinator
National competition
Belarus
Coordinator
National competition
School League of the Open BSU Olympiad in World Economics
Ghana
Coordinator
National competition
Ghana Economics Olympiad
Greece
Coordinator
National competition
Panhellenic (National) Competition on Economics for High School Students of the Three Final Grades
India
Coordinator
National competition
Iran
Coordinator
National competition
IEO Selective Exam
Ireland
Coordinator
National competition
PDST Young Economist of the Year National Award
Kazakhstan
Coordinator
National competition
National Finance & Economics Olympiad
Kyrgyzstan
Coordinator
National competition
Kyrgyzstan Economics Olympiad
Latvia
Coordinator
National competition
National Economics Olympiad
Malaysia
Coordinator
National competition
Malaysian Economics Olympiad
New Zealand
Coordinator
National competition
Romania
Coordinator
National competition
Romanian International Economics Olympiad
Russia
Coordinator
National competition
All-Russian Olympiad of School Students in Economics
South Korea
Coordinator
National competition
Korea Economics Olympiad
Shri Lanka
Coordinator
National competition
Sri Lanka Economics
and Finance Olympiad
Taiwan
Coordinator
National competition
Taiwanese Economics Olympiad
Albania
Coordinator
National competition
Selection Tests for the International Economics
Olympiad
Armenia
Coordinator
National competition
Economics Olympiad Armenia
Australia
Coordinator
National competition
Australian Economics Olympiad
Canada
Coordinator
National competition
Canadian Economics Olympiad
Ecuador
Coordinator
National competition
National Olympiad in Economics, Finance and Business
Thailand
Coordinator
National competition
Thailand Economics Olympiad
Hong Kong
Coordinator
National competition
hkeoinfo@gmail.com
Philip Kwan
Hong Kong Economics Olympiad
IEO Structure
Executive Board
International Board
Board of Trustees
Steering Committee
Ambassadors
Problem Committee
13 members from 12 countries

Responsible for the sustainable development of the IEO, long-term coordination of essential IEO processes and overall monitoring
As of 2021, 57 members from 45 countries

Consists of the EB members as well as Team Leaders of a particular year. Makes the most important and strategic decisions regarding the IEO, including (but not limited to) the general guidelines for the IEO tasks composition and selection of the Host Organizations


Oversees the communications of the IEO with government organizations, NGOs, and business communities around the world
The Problem Committee is responsible for providing tasks, solutions, and marking schemes for the IEO
People who promote our Olympiad all over the world
Members are appointed by the Host Organization each year

Responsible for organizing all IEO processes and events, including opening and closing ceremonies, rounds of the competition, visa support, logistics and etc
Past IEOs