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.

Marking scheme

  • 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

Competition divisions

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.

Award structure

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.

Competition organisers

Head of Department
Prasanna Gai
Professor, Economics

Deputy Head of Department
Steffen Lippert
Associate Professor, Economics

Competition coordinator
Alexandre Dmitriev
Senior Lecturer, Economics

Competition administrator
Sanket Sen
PhD Candidate, Economics

Contact us

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.