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
International Economics Olympiad (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 create an opportunity for the exchange of information on school syllabi and practices throughout the world
To discover, challenge, unite, and reward young people who are exceptionally talented in Economics, Finance, and Business
To foster leadership qualities among young talented economists
To encourage friendly relations, international communication, and a spirit of competition between young economists
The IEO is operated by the "International Economics Olympiad (IEO)" Association pursuant to art. 60 et seq. Civil Code (CC) headquartered in Bern, Switzerland. The Association is politically independent and denominationally neutral.
To maintain the high standard of international competitions
Parts of competition
Set of 25 multiple-choice questions focused on different aspects of Financial Literacy
Blend of open and multiple-choice questions on the theory and practice of Economics
Presentation of case solutions
before a panel of judges (in English)
Main documents
Articles
of Association
Syllabus
Regulations
of Competition
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.
Once your organization has participated in the IEO once, you are eligible to apply for a 3-year agreement.

  • Check the deadline for sending in the application in the Regulations of Competition.
  • Follow the same steps as for a regular application.

If your application is accepted by the Executive Board, our Central Office will notify you and ask that you sign the Agreement.
To find application forms as well as criteria for organizations and national competitions,
please proceed to: https://ecolymp.org/applications
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
Kazakhstan
Coordinator
National competition
National Finance & Economics Olympiad
Kyrgyzstan
Coordinator
National competition
Kyrgyzstan Economics Olympiad
Malaysia
Coordinator
National competition
Malaysian Economics Olympiad
Nepal
Coordinator
National competition
Romania
Coordinator
National competition
Romanian International Economics Olympiad
Russia
Coordinator
National competition
All-Russian Olympiad of School Students in Economics
Sri Lanka
Coordinator
National competition
Shenal Kotuwewatta
Sri Lanka Economics
and Finance Olympiad
Switzerland
Coordinators
National competition
Silvan Thut and Adrien Zaradez
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
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
Cambodia
Coordinator
National competition
Viktor Ni
National Economics Olympiad (Cambodia)
Mexico
Coordinators
National competition
Prof. Christina Cornejo Van Luit
Prof. Fernando Diego Pérez Cervantes
Mexican Olympiad in Economics and Finance
Myanmar
Coordinator
National competition
Azizbek Khidiraliev
Team selection for IEO
North Macedonia
Coordinator
National competition
Aneta Gacovska Barandovska
Macedonian Economics Olympiad
Slovenia
Coordinator
National competition
Prof. Tomaž Košir
High-school Competition in Economics
Türkiye
Coordinators
National competition
Güngör Erkin Ergüney
Vietnam
Coordinator
National competition
Thanh Tam Nguyen
Vietnam Economics Olympiad (VEO)
Argentina
Coordinator
National competition
Diana Isabela Lis
Olimpíadas de Economía (UNS)
Colombia
Coordinator
National competition
Jaime Eduardo García Rodríguez
Olimpiada Colombiana de Economía