2023 New Zealand Economics Competition Information
The 2023 edition of the Economics Competition will be conducted online.
The University's modern end-to-end online examination system helps automate the entire process efficiently using online assessment tools including proctoring software, a lockdown browser and a plagiarism detector.
The Online Competition is powered by digitally secured Inspera online assessments, which is integrated with University's remote learning system.
How to enter
If your school has not participated in the past but is interested in the competition, please get in touch with us.
Enrolment forms must reach us by Monday 8 May 2023. To view a list of other important dates during the competition, please visit our Key dates page.
- Total possible marks range from 0 to 50
- There will be 50 questions
- One (1) mark will be awarded for each correct response
- Unanswered questions score zero (0) mark
Awards and prizes for both Competitions will be in two divisions:
- Division 1: Year 13
- Division 2: Year 11 and Year 12
All students sit the same examination.
Within each division, awards are allocated on a national basis as follows:
- High Distinction: top 10%
- Distinction: next 15% (top 11-25%)
- Credit: next 25% (top 26-50%)
- Participation: all other students
All participating students will receive an e-certificate. The top-performing students will receive monetary prizes and the National Winners will also receive a trophy.
Awards presentation evening
There will be an awards presentation evening held in Auckland on Tuesday 17 October 2023 to acknowledge and recognise students who achieved excellent results in each division. Their family members, teachers and principals are also invited to attend.
Schools are required to confirm their attendance to the awards presentation by Friday 22 September 2023.
To view a list of other important dates during the competition, please visit our Key dates page.
Head of Department
Deputy Head of Department
Associate Professor, Economics
Senior Lecturer, Economics
PhD Candidate, Economics
For more information about the competition please contact the New Zealand Economics Competition organisers visit our Contact us page for contact details.
Inspera Online Assessment
Registered participants sign in to Inspera with Username and Password on exam day.