Ready to participate?
You want to show your brain in economics? You are under the age of 20? You have not started your studies at university yet? Welcome to this year's Economics Olympiad!
The first round is now over. Would you like to participate the next year? Fill out the form below and we will send you a reminder as soon as the first round will start.
What awaits me
The written exam lasts 45 minutes. It allows you to show your knowledge in economics. The 10 students with the highest score will face the Assessment and participate in the Swiss Finals. The exam cannot be repeated.
Here you can train with our demo version.
Ready to take the exam? The window for the first round will be open from 20. March to 03. April 2023.
The top 10 of the first round will be invited to a 3-day innovation camp where they will be met with various workshops preparing them for their assessment at the National Final. The finalists will be trained in the areas of economics and business.
Next to the preparation for the second round of qualification, the finalists will also enjoy a variety of group activities and get the chance to meet alumni of the Swiss Economics Olympiad.
The assessment for the Top 10 of the Online Exam is divided into two main parts:
During the first part of the workshop, you will have to solve a written economics exam which resembles the online exam.
2. Case Study & Presentation
In the second part, you will get to solve a case study. After a given period, every student will present their results in front of a jury.
The five best students will be chosen as the Swiss Delegation for the International Economics Olympiad.
Workshop & Preparation
The next step is to make sure each student of the Swiss Team is well prepared for the International Economics Olympiad. Therefore, we organize workshops with different partners, one of them being the UBS, which will help you:
- get an overview over the most important topics of economics
- feel confident in solving a case study and presenting it
International Economics Olympiad
The Swiss Team will face four challenges:
1. Financial literacy simulator.
The goal is to prove your financial knowledge and invest sum x to reach the final sum y as fast as possible.
2. Economics exam written
On paper. You have the option to choose from 3 out of 5 tasks. The tasks must be answered in detail.
3. Business case
You and your team have 24 hours to solve the case and prepare a PowerPoint presentation.
The grand finale is the presentation itself. You will have about five minutes to show your results and convince the jury.
How to prepare yourself
No extra preparation needed, but...
In general, there's no extra preparation needed in order for you to achieve a good score on the online exam.
If you still want to prepare yourself for the online exam, we suggest you take a look at the old exams and case studies so that you'll get a feeling of your strengths and maybe weaknesses regarding different topics of economics. This way you can prepare yourself by filling those gaps.
In addition, you can solve last year's test to get a feel for the question types. You can take the test several times. Demo-Version: https://demo.economics.olympiad.ch/registration
Do you need specific assistance for your participation due to a physical or psychological impairment, handicap or chronic illness? Find out more about how we can support your participation here and get in touch with us. We will do our best to ensure that everyone can participate fairly.