About the NZ Economics Competition

The New Zealand Economics Competition has promoted the study of economics and it has grown in size and reputation since its inception in 1997.

The New Zealand Economics Competition has grown in size and reputation since its inception in 1997, becoming the largest and most prestigious competition of its kind for secondary students. One of its aims is to promote the study of Economics.

In 2018, 2,426 students from 89 schools throughout New Zealand entered the Competition. The 50-minute examination paper contains 40 multiple choice questions that test classroom theory and general knowledge of current economic issues.

The New Zealand Economics Competition is sponsored by the University of Auckland Business School, the Treasury and the Kelliher Economics Foundation. Established in 1964, the Kelliher Economics Foundation is aimed at encouraging secondary school students to pursue tertiary studies in economics.

Learn more about the Kelliher Economics Foundation.

The Competition is open to all secondary school students and we encourage you and your students to participate. There is no entry fee for participating in this event.