Secondary school students from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland competed in the international final of the Economics Olympiad, which culminated on 20 November 2020. Each country was represented by five students who had already successfully completed the national rounds.
This year’s final, which was sponsored by a Nobel Laureate and Professor of Economics and Business at New York University, Thomas J. Sargent, took place online due to the current situation. Competitors first passed a written test and then they demonstrated their knowledge in front of a committee composed of important personalities in economics in the following oral part.
The final included an online conference on the topic of ‘Recovery of the Visegrád Four from an Economic Shock’. Those interested in the conference were hosted by Mojmír Hampl, a member of the INEV Board of Directors and a former member of the Bank Board of the Czech National Bank. The members of the committee of the Economics Olympiad international final also took part in the discussion.
The winner of the second International Economics Olympiad Finals was Otakar Kořínek from the Czech Republic, the second place took Jakub Laszkowski from Poland, at the third place was Mateusz Gil also from Poland.
International Economics Olympiad Finals 2020 was able to take place thanks to the financial contribution of the Visegrad Fund.