NET 2024 will be a mix of in-person and virtual events. Registration for all events is done through the registration form which will available here in January.
In general, there are two kinds of NET events:
Competitive events include the team-based written Power Round and the Economics Bowl.
Registration for competitive events is on a first-come, first-serve basis, so encourage your team to register ASAP!
Each team must consist of 4 students (and one optional alternate) from the same high school, and each school may send up to 2 teams.
Educational events include our professor talks, undergraduate panel, and alumni career panel.
Each team must have a faculty member or parentas their advisor.
competitive events - Power Round
To make NET a learning experience accessible to all, our Power Round will be administered asynchronously in two parallel tracks:
The Introductory Division is designed for contestants with little or no prior experience in studying economics/calculus.
The Advanced Division is designed for contestants who have more background in studying economics/calculus.
High schools that offer AP or IB Economics classes (or other college-level equivalents) should select the Advanced Division during registration.All other teams should select the Introductory Division.
New for 2024: Schools may register up to two teams to compete, and are able to register multiple teams in different divisions.
Schools will select their division during registration, but the NET Team will make final decisions about division placement. For any questions about division placement, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
competitive events - Econ Bowl
The Econ Bowl will take place in-person on Northwestern's campus, and will not be split into divisions.
We will offer a virtual Econ Bowl for teams unable to come in person, which will be a similar format to the in-person Econ Bowl.