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2023 NET Recap

NET held its sixth annual tournament from April 1-2, 2023, hosting over 120 high school students from six countries, both in-person and virtually. Teams tackled a challenging exam in the Power Round and sparred against each other in the nail-biting Econ Bowl. They demonstrated an impressive wealth of economics knowledge, from current events to complex game theory concepts. Additionally, Professors Mark Witte, Robert Gordon, and Scott Ogawa presented a series of engaging lectures in their respective research fields, providing participants with a taste of Northwestern economics. After the competition’s conclusion, students engaged in games to experience economic concepts in play.

Thank you to everyone who participated and congratulations to the champions! 


Bob Gordon presents his lecture, "The U.S. Economy: Where Has It Been And Where Is It Going."Teams compete in the tournament final.



Power Round: Introductory Division

Champion: Plano West Senior High School - Plano, TX

Runner-up: Shanghai American School (Puxi) - Shanghai, China

Third Place (tie): Triam Udom Suksa School - Bangkok, Thailand & Old Scona Academic - Edmonton, AB, Canada


Power Round: Advanced Division

Champion: Lexington High School - Lexington, MA

Runner-up: Applications & Research Laboratory - Ellicott City, MD

Third Place: Solon High School - Solon, OH


Econ Bowl: In-Person

Champion: Farmington High School - Farmington, CT

Farmington High School holding their first place plaque.


Runner-up: Applications & Research Laboratory - Ellicott City, MD

Applications & Research Laboratory team holding their second place plaque.


Semifinalists: Lane Tech High School - Chicago, IL & Phillips Exeter Academy - Exeter, NH

Phillips Exeter Academy team holding their semifinalist plaque.


Econ Bowl: Virtual

Champion: Eden Prairie High School - Eden Prairie, MN

Runner-up: Plano West Senior High School - Plano, TX

Semifinalists: Solon High School - Solon, OH & A. W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts - West Palm Beach, FL


Participating Schools (28)