The Econometrics Game

The Econometrics Game is a competition where teams of one to four students from top universities across the US (and some international ones too!) are given a dataset and 13 hours to devise and answer a question of economic importance. Each team must then write a comprehensive research paper. The teams judged to have the best papers are then selected to present their findings in front of a panel of judges. The top team will receive iPads. The second place team will receive Bluetooth wireless speakers. All teams who make it to the final round will receive signed copies of a book written by a UChicago professor.

This year, the competition will be held online. After a brief check-in on Zoom, the prompt will be released on the website on the day of the competition at 9:00 AM CDT. Judging, meetings with sponsors, and paper presentations will be conducted via Zoom.


Saieh Hall for Economics
5757 S University Ave
Chicago, IL 60637

**Because of COVID-19, this year’s Metrics Game will be held online. Zoom links and a schedule will be posted on the website and sent to all participants. Being punctual with these Zoom meetings will be very helpful for everyone involved, so please be on time. 


Main Competition:
April 10-11, 2021


2021 Game Schedule and Rule Book

These rules will be followed by the organizers of the competition in the interest of being fair and transparent. Please review them and feel free to contact us with any questions or clarifications. Please be aware that the time allocated to each team for the first presentation to the judges will be updated based on the number of registered teams.

Our Judges



Professor In Economics

Lars Peter Hansen

Lars Peter Hansen

Professor In Economics

Robert Shimer

Robert Shimer

Professor In Economics

Our Sponsors

Past Competitions

2019 Econometrics Game

2019 Winning Paper

2018 Econometrics Game

2017 Econometrics Game

2017 Winning Paper

2016 Econometrics Game

2015 Econometrics Game

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