INTERNATIONAL
ECONOMICS
OLYMPIAD

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.
About IEO
International Economics Olympiad is an annual international competition for high school students in the areas of Economics and Finance supported by Eric Maskin, Nobel Prize winner. Participation is free of charge.
IEO Goal
To further Economics and Financial Literacy education
in high schools throughout the world.
IEO Aims
To promote the skills
of adolescents in logical thinking and the creative application of general knowledge
in solving problems
To discover, encourage, unite, challenge and give recognition
to young people who are exceptionally talented in economics, finance and business
To promote awareness of the economics, finance and business
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
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 the national organiser to receive information about thenational competition.
  • Study well and win the national competition!
  • Come to the IEO and enjoy the spirit.
For organisations/
institutes
  • Make sure that your organisation 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.
  • 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.
  • Send the application to our official email. To learn more about the application form, please refer to the relevant Annual Regulations.
  • Wait for the decision of the Executive Board.
Austria
Coordinator
National competition
Bangladesh
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
Olimpíadas da Economia
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 Lankan Economics Olympiad
Taiwan
Coordinator
National competition
Taiwanese Economics Olympiad
IEO Structure
Executive Board
International Board
Board of Trustees
Steering Committee
Ambassadors
Problem Committee
14 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
9 members from 4 countries

Oversees the communications of the IEO with government organisations, 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
2018
Initiated by HSE University, the first International Economics Olympiad was held in 2018 and attracted a total of 13 countries, 15 teams of high school students and a total of 64 contestants.
2018
Initiated by HSE University, the first International Economics Olympiad was held in 2018 and attracted a total of 13 countries, 15 teams of high school students and a total of 64 contestants.
2019
The Second IEO was also held in Russia, in its northern capital, St. Petersburg. IEO2019 attracted 131 contestants from 24 countries doubling the first year's success.
2020
The pandemics of COVID-19 created a new reality where major offline events of 2020 were either cancelled or postponed or moved to the Internet. Unlike many other International Olympiads, the IEO decided to hold the competition with its regular form and status but fully online.
2020
The pandemics of COVID-19 created a new reality where major offline events of 2020 were either cancelled or postponed or moved to the Internet. Unlike many other International Olympiads, the IEO decided to hold the competition with its regular form and status but fully online.
Not only the Olympiad
IEOx is a project-based forum aimed at strengthening the IEO Community as well as improving the IEO and introducing new projects.

While most of the IEOx projects are conducted outside of the main IEO event, in 2020, one of the projects involved creating a separate part of the Olympiad available to the general public— IEO OpenTrack.


General partner
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. HSE University offers scholarships to the IEO contestants, regardless of their results.
Project Team
We work every day to provide the best International Olympiad and to make participants happier!
Danil Fedorovykh
Ideological mastermind
and the President
Alexandr Zhitkovsky
Executive Director
Yulia Plotnikova
Project Manager
Anna Bondareva
Development Manager
Natalia Nepo
Brand Director
Anna Makushina
Community Manager
Valeria Sobinina
SMM Manager
Maria Silkina
Design Guru
Nadezhda Gura
Support Manager
Olesya Maystrenko
Managing Assistant
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