HPEC 2020 will be held in Harvard University's historic Sever Hall on April 4th. Regi​stration is open, now through February 28th or until space is filled!



Each year, HUEA organizes the Harvard Pre-Collegiate Economics Challenge (HPEC), a competition for high school students passionate about economics and its role in the world around us. HPEC challenges students through a series of individual and team rounds on economics knowledge at the Advanced Placement Microeconomics and Macroeconomics levels as well as economic news, history, recent research, and applications in a wide variety of fields such as education and the environment. In the past, students have found this competition to be fun and helpful preparation for the AP Economics exams. In addition to the Challenge itself, competitors and coaches will have the opportunity to build friendships with their peers, hear presentations from and interact with professors, graduate students, and real-world economists, and learn about the wider world of economics beyond the high school classroom. Feel free to email us below. We look forward to seeing you in April!

Registration Fee

Each team requires a registration fee of $125. We accept Venmo, check, and cash. Payment is due by Friday, February 28th; please include the name of your school and number of teams (if you're interested in sending 3 teams, you still only need to pay $250 at the moment). 

  • Venmo: @HUEA-Harvard

  • Check: payable to Harvard Undergraduate Economics Association and mailed to Connor McRobert, 559 Eliot Mail Center, Cambridge, MA 02138

  • Cash: mailed to Connor McRobert, 559 Eliot Mail Center, Cambridge, MA 02138

Coaches Manual:

  • The HPEC 2018 Coaches Manual can be found here. The 2020 manual will be uploaded soon.

Important Forms:

  • The 2019 Photo Consent Form can be found here. The 2020 form will be uploaded soon.

  • The 2019 Liability Release and Contact Form can be found here. The 2020 form will be uploaded soon.


  • How many people can be on one team?

    • Teams consist of 1-4 people. Teams of 3 or fewer can still compete, but the quizbowl will likely be more challenging with fewer team members.​

  • How many teams can one school bring?

    • Depending on space availability and with priority registration given to the first team, each school may be able to bring 2-3 teams total. For now, schools can register 1 or 2 teams, and indicate interest in sending a 3rd.

Practice Questions/Answers:



** All payments are final, as we start making preparations given current understanding of competition attendance -- withdrawal for any reason will not be refunded.

2019 Harvard Undergraduate Economics Association