Economics Challenge

The Helena Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and the Montana Council on Economic Education are pleased to partner for Annual Montana Economics Challenge.

Montana High School teachers are invited to incorporate economic learning in their classrooms and assemble teams to compete in a challenging array of tests covering concepts, issues and reasoning.

The next event will be March 4, 2019 in Helena Montana.  The event is sponsored by the Montana Bankers Association, First Interstate Bank and BNSF Railways.

Please contact MCEE at if interested in sponsoring the event or volunteering.

Teams are comprised of three or four students who compete individually and as a team.  Essentially, each participant takes a 15-question, multiple choice test in each of the following three areas: microeconomics, macroeconomics and international trade and economics.  The top two teams from each division after the first three rounds will compete against each other in a buzzer round on general economics and current events to determine overall division winners.

The Federal Reserve Bank and sponsors cover all costs associated with participation.


Contact Rhonda Krieger at 1-800-823-4333 ext 447-3864 or Leslie Wunderwald ext 447-3820

Or email

2018 Results

David Ricardo:

               1st Place Team/1st Place Quiz Bowl: Sheconomists – Petra Academy (Beth Stohlmann)

               2nd Place Team: E-Communists/2nd Place Quiz Bowl – Petra Academy (Beth Stohlmann)

               3rd Place Team: House of Commons – Helena Christian School (Pete Parsons)

               1st Place Individual:  Hannah Palmer – Sheconomists – Petra Academy

               2nd Place Individual: MacKenzie Miller – E-Communists – Petra Academy

               3rd Place Individual: Abigail Laird – E-Communists – Petra Academy

Adam Smith

               1st Place Team/1st Place Quiz Bowl: Util Noodles – Capital High School (Kent Haab)

               2nd Place Team/2nd Place Quiz Bowl: Team Quadro – Capital High School (Kent Haab)

               3rd Place Team: The Game Theory Gurus – Bozeman High School (Dave Budt)

               1st Place Individual:  Jonah Bibeau – Team Quadro – Capital High

               2nd Place Individual: Alex Northey – Util Noodles – Capital High

               3rd Place Individual: Norris Blossom – Team Quadro – Capital High

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