Every year, the Econometrics Game is organized by UChicago’s Undergraduate Economics Research organization, Oeconomica, and the Becker Friedman Institute. Undergraduate students from all around the US gather to compete against each other and put their econometrics prowess to the test. Teams will be given a dataset and 13 hours to devise and answer a question of economic importance. Each team must then write a comprehensive research paper, and the teams judged to have the best papers will be selected to present their findings in front of a panel of judges (which in the past has included Nobel Prize winning economists). The prizes are bountiful – the first place team will win iPads, the second place team will win Harman/Kardan Onyx wireless Bluetooth speakers, and the third place team will receive Milton Friedman socks. These prizes will be delivered in-person at the event. There may also be an opportunity to network with our sponsors, which in the past have been the top economic consulting firms Cornerstone Research and The Brattle Group.
We will be supporting the teams traveling to Chicago by providing their housing. Note that travel is not covered, so please contact your department for assistance.
Registration for the competition is now open and will close March 20, 2022. The team registration form can be found here.
The competition rulebook and prompts from previous years can be found on our website.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to both directors Michael [email@example.com] and Yunshu [firstname.lastname@example.org], or fill in the contact section on our website. We look forward to hearing from you and having you with us at this year’s Game!