• A
  • A
  • A
  • ABC
  • ABC
  • ABC
  • А
  • А
  • А
  • А
  • А
Regular version of the site

High School Students from 46 Countries to Participate in the 2021 International Economics Olympiad

Closing Ceremony of the 2019 Olympiad

Closing Ceremony of the 2019 Olympiad
© HSE University

More than 200 high school seniors representing 46 national teams will compete for the title of the world's best young economists in July at the 4th International Economics Olympiad (IEO). The competition will be held online from July 26 to August 1. All the participants have won competitions in economics and financial literacy in their home countries. HSE University is the general partner of the Olympiad.

‘It is a great honour for us to host the International Economics Olympiad at the University of Latvia. This is the highest praise for the contribution of Latvian representatives to the development of the Olympiad. We will do our best to turn this competition into an unforgettable adventure for talented teenagers, help them learn a lot and make friends from all over the world,’ said Gundars Berzins, Dean of the Faculty of Business, Management and Economics of the University of Latvia.

This year’s competition sets an all-time record for the number of participants, with national teams from 26 countries taking part: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belarus, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Ecuador, France, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, USA, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.

The opening ceremony will take place on July 26, and the winners and runners-up in the individual and team competitions will be announced on August 1. Egils Levits, President of Latvia, will be present at the ceremony.

The Olympiad is being held for the fourth time this year. It was founded by HSE University and has previously been held twice in Russia (in Moscow and at HSE University – St. Petersburg) and in an online format in Kazakhstan. The IEO consists of three stages, each dedicated to a different topic: financial literacy, economics and solving business cases. The first two stages are scored individually, while in the last stage, the participants work in teams.

Russia will be represented by five high school seniors: Margarita Shevtsova (Moscow, ‘Second School’ Lyceum), Sofia Pirogova (Moscow, School No. 57), Boris Ivanchikov (Chelyabinsk, Physics and Mathematics Lyceum No. 31), Maxim Filippov (Moscow, HSE Lyceum), Mikhail Gryaznov (Krasnoyarsk, School of the Centre for Teaching Excellence).

In 2020, Russia’s Aleksander Lutsenko was named the overall winner of the Olympiad, while the rest of the Russian team won two gold medals and two bronze medals. Russia was also the bronze medallist in the team event.

More information on the Olympiad is available from official sources:

See also:

‘Not Testing the Knowledge, But Testing Whether You Are Ready to Interact with Reality’

The roundtable "Teaching Economics to High School Students: Curricula, Practices, Competitions" took place as part of the XXII April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development. Danil Fedorovykh, Deputy Vice Rector of HSE University and the President of the Executive Board of the International Economics Olympiad (IEO), initiated the session. Alexander Zhitkovskiy, Head of the Project Laboratory for Development of Intellectual Competitions in Economics (Faculty of Economic Sciences, HSE University), was the co-moderator.

International Economics Olympiad Participants Hold an Open Online Competition

The IEOx Winter Challenge, a two-week international online competition for junior and senior high school students, organized at the initiative of the International Olympiad in Economics, recently came to a close. Students solved a business case and economic tasks in addition to participating in a financial literacy game on a special online simulator.

Russian Participants Earn Three Gold Medals in the International Economics Olympiad

For the second year in a row, a team representing Brazil won the team-level gold medal of the International Economics Olympiad. Silver was taken by Indonesia’s team, while Russia’s team took bronze. In the assessment of individual participants, Russian participants won three gold medals and two bronze medals.

Third International Economics Olympiad Kicks Off Online

This year’s International Economics Olympiad for high school students started on September 7 with an opening ceremony that celebrated the biggest and most diverse group of students yet to compete in the Olympiad, now in its third year. 29 teams from 29 countries will compete this time. The event, which is being held online due to the pandemic, will last until September 13.

‘If You Are Talented, You Have Every Chance of Getting a Full Scholarship at HSE’

Nadezhda Lozina, graduate of the master's programme in Applied Cultural Studies, came to HSE University from Moldova. Nadezhda told HSE news service about  the process of enrolling at HSE University and what role the HSE Global Scholarship Competition has played in her life.

Russia Hosts First International Economics Olympiad for High School Students

From September 15 – 21, Moscow will host the very first International Economics Olympiad for high school students. Students from 15 countries who have won national competitions in economics and finance will take part in the event. Russian high school students have the opportunity to compete online.

Anti-School Attitudes Depend on the Immediate Environment

A child’s attitude towards school is formed by his parents and classmates. And, according to a new study published in Voprosy Obrazovaniya (Education Issues) magazine, the type of school doesn’t have a significant influence on his or her view.