Registration has opened for the 2019/20 V4 Economics Olympiad. The Hungarian Economic Association invites students in secondary education to participate in the international event. The international final taking place in September 2020 in Budapest will include the best students from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary in a competition dedicated to economics.
The 125 year old Hungarian Economic Association (HEA) entered into a cooperation agreement with Czech, Polish and Slovakian partner organizations in the spring of 2018 with a view to contributing to economic growth and development in the region through joint scientific conferences and professional programmes organized by the economic associations of the four Visegrad Countries. As part of the cooperation, the Economics Olympiad for secondary school students initiated by the Czech party will take place in the academic year 2019/20 as well, with the international final including the best contestants from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary based on the national finals of the participating countries. According to plan the international final in September 2020 will be hosted by Budapest.
Students from secondary schools in Hungary are invited to join the competition individually. The competition will test knowledge in fields closely related to economics such as basic economic concepts and methodology; the history of economic thinking; microeconomics, macroeconomics; international economics; current issues of the global economy; national and international economic policies; as well as the European Union.
The first round of the competition on 20-31 January 2020 will include online tests for schools, followed by regional finals on 29 February and the national final on 18 April. The venues planned for the regional finals include the Neumann János University in Kecskemét, the Széchenyi István University in Győr, the University of Kaposvár, the University of Debrecen, the Corvinus University of Budapest (BCE) and the Székesfehérvár Campus of the BCE, with the national final to take place in the House of Wisdom in Budapest.
The language of the domestic rounds of the competition will be Hungarian. Except for country-specific issues, the national rounds will include tests based on the same international database in all four countries. The language of the international final will be English. The juries of the domestic rounds will include delegated experts of the Hungarian Economic Association and its organizing partners such as the MNB Department of BCE, the Money Museum, the Money Compass Foundation and the Budapest Institute of Banking. The jury of the international final will comprise the delegated members of the economic associations of the participating countries.
Further information, test questions and recommended literature for the Economics Olympiad can be accessed at the competition website via the address www.kozgazdasagiolimpia.hu. The tests for the online round of the competition will be available at the website, also serving as a platform for registration by 26 January 2020.