The International Economic Summit is a hands-on learning experience and the only event of its kind in New England. As members of a country-team, students meet to form trade alliances and execute long-term economic strategies with the objective of raising their country’s living standard.
In December 2011, 500 students from the following schools met at Gillette Stadium for this exciting conclusion to a semester-long study of macroeconomics, international trade, geography, and political relations.
2011 International Economic Summit
Bedford High School: Bedford, MA
The Council for Economic Education’s National Economics Challenge was created in 2000 and is the only national competition for high school economics students. It is provided through the generous support of State Farm.
The Challenge is held on a on a state, regional, and national basis. Students form teams of four and take exams on microeconomics, macroeconomics and international economics/current events. The top two scoring teams in each division meet in an exciting quiz bowl round.
This program is designed to increase students’ understanding and interest in economics, as well as promote school spirit and reward achievement. Last year, over 5,000 high school students from 32 states competed in the spring to advance to the finals held in New York City.
The Economics Challenge applies the excitement of athletic competition to academic excellence and encourages students to work in teams and apply their economics knowledge. In each competition, teams of students answer rigorous questions on microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics and current events.
There are two divisions: The David Ricardo Division includes teams of students enrolled in one-semester (or less) general economics courses or courses which include introductory economic concepts. The Adam Smith Division includes teams of students enrolled in Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, honors, or any other advanced course in economics.
MCEE identifies the winning team state team in Massachusetts and New Hampshire that will advance to the regional competitions. Last year’s winner in Massachusetts, Belmont High School, captured the national title in New York in May.
Watch for further information on the state competitions.
First Place Adam Smith Division: Belmont High School
We support this excellent program offered by the SIFMA Foundation geared for students in grades 4-12, introducing them to the global capital markets as they reinforce math, economics, and saving/investing knowledge. Participants invest a hypothetical $100,000 in real stocks, bonds, and mutual funds on a state-of-the-art internet-based trading platform, learning cooperation, communication and leadership as they manage their portfolios. The program immerses students in the world of economics, investing and personal finance, and prepares them for financially independent futures. Students compete against their classmates as well as other schools across Massachusetts so kids see the program as “fun.”
Thanks to a generous grant from the SIFMA Foundation, the program is offered at no cost. Please see the Stock Market Game website for more information.
September 4, 2012 – April 26, 2013 – Year Long Session
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February 11, 2013 – April 19, 2013
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March 18, 2013 – May 24, 2013 Enrichment Session
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