The annual competition in economics organized for high school students. Intended to stimulate the activities of students interested in economics, business, and finance by the way of creative problem-solving.
Our aims
To promote the skills of adolescents
in logical thinking and the creative application of general knowledge
in solving problems
To encourage friendly relations, international understanding among young people interested in economics, finance and business from all countries
To create an opportunity to exchange information about school programs and practices around the world
To promote awareness of the economics, finance and business
To discover, encourage, unite, challenge and give recognition to young people who are exceptionally talented in economics, finance and business
Financial literacy
Online simulation game
in creating personal financial plans
Open questions and multiple choice
questions about theory and practice
Business case
Presentation of case solutions
in English before the Jury
How to participate
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

Send application from your country

Wait for the decision of the Executive Board and for the invitation
Form a team that consists of no more than 5 contestants and 1 or 2 team leaders

Make sure that the contestants have been born less than 20 years before 30 June of the year of IEO

Make sure that team leaders speak decent English and are competent in the fields of the IEO
Past IEOs
The first IEO was held in the fall of 2018 in Moscow and hosted 64 contestants from 13 different countries as well as over 40 team leaders and observers
The second IEO was held in the summer of 2019 in Saint Petersburg and hosted 132 contestants from 24 different countries as well as over 50 team leaders and observers
One of the leading Russian universities. According to QS World University Rankings by subject, HSE is ranked 51 - 100 in the World and 1st in Russia in Economics & Econometrics
The largest bank in Russia and Eastern Europe,and the third largest in Europe, ranked 33rd in the world and 1st in central and Eastern Europe in The Banker's Top 1000 World Banks ranking. Sberbank sponsors sports and charity events in various regions of Russia,as well as educational projects including projects developing financial literacy.
Host organization
General partner
With any questions, applications or feedback
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+7 (977) 868-66-57
Contact us
IEO Central Office