The Econometrics Game

The Econometrics Game is a competition where teams 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 (which in the past has included Nobel Prize winning economists). In addition to a dinner with the 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.

Registration for the competition is now open.


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

2019 Game Schedule and Rule Book

The 2020 game will follow similar rules. An updated schedule and rule book will be posted in the coming weeks.

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Professor In Economics


Professor In Economics


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Past Competitions

2019 Econometrics Game

2018 Econometrics Game

2017 Econometrics Game

2017 Winning Paper

2016 Econometrics Game

2015 Econometrics Game

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