The Olimpíada Brasileira de Economic (OBECON) is a free event for high schools students in Brazil that aims to promote an interest in economics among students, stimulate research, and create an environment that allows for participants' intellectual and emotional growth.
Participants will sit for an exam that includes both quantitative and qualitative questions on topics related to microeconomics, macroeconomics, finance, behavioural economics, and economic history. Those participants that achieve the top 5 scores will qualify to represent Brazil at the International Economics Olympiad (IEO).
For more information visit the official website here.
Only 5 students are selected to compete in the international competition representing Brazil each year.
There is no registration fee.
Although students do not need to have any prior knowledge of economics to compete, those students that win the top awards will have undergone extensive preparation.
Prior preparation and participation in the three phases of competition.
1. Student or teacher completes online registration.
2. Students participate in online First Phase in late May.
3. Students participate in in-person Second Phase (three-hour written test) in June.
4. Students participate in in-person Third Phase (more information pending).
5. International competition takes place in September of each year.