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 14 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 kindles. All teams who make it to the final round will receive signed copies of a book written by a UChicago professor.

We will provide financial support to cover hotel rooms for non-UChicago teams. We cannot cover the cost of flights for teams who will need to travel to Chicago. Please seek financial support from your department for these flights.

Econometrics Game Cancelled

Regrettably, we have had to cancel this year’s Econometrics game due to the recommendations against such large-scale events in light of the Coronavirus outbreak.


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

Rooms 021 and 146


Main Competition:
April 18th, 2020 9 am to 11 pm
April 19th, 2020 9 am to 1 pm

UChicago-Affiliated Team Qualifying Competition:
April 4, 2020 10 am to 10 pm

2020 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.

Our Judges



Professor In Economics


Professor In Economics


Professor In Economics

Our Sponsors

Past Competitions

2019 Econometrics Game

2019 Winning Paper

2018 Econometrics Game

2017 Winning Paper

2017 Econometrics Game

2016 Econometrics Game

2015 Econometrics Game

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