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    STUDENT APPLICANTS – Space available at select sites. If you are a high school student looking to accelerate your understanding of economics and want to develop unique leadership skills that set you apart from your peers, you should apply to the Economics for Leaders summer program.

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    Educate yourself and your students with our online classes. With lesson plans, constantly-changing hot topics and a multitude of resources, our courses are perfect for any teacher.

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    Our Washington D.C. Leadership academy is the perfect program for recent alumni to continue their FTE experience. Elevate the economic reasoning skills you learned at EFL through four days of hands-on activities and projects in our nation’s capital. You’ll learn how to apply your EFL knowledge to government policy and history, and make 25 new friends along the way. Spots are limited, so apply while Washington still has room!

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“Econ Live!” Contest

Econ Live!

EFL 2014 Student Video Contest

$4500 Prize Money Available

Demonstrate the economic way of thinking by illustrating one or more of the 5 Economic Reasoning Propositions (ERPs) within the context of one of the 10 Economics for Leaders program topics.

Prize Categories:*

Gold Medal

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal




*up to 5 prizes in each category

Video Specifications:

  • Submitted videos must be entirely original student work.
  • 30 seconds –  3 minutes in length, and no larger than 100 MB
  • Submitted and viewable as unlisted YouTube postings.
  • Submission deadline:  December 8, 2014


  • Students who attended summer, 2014, Economics for Leaders programs.
  • Students of teachers who have attended Economics for Leaders programs.
    • (Teachers may submit up to 2 entries per class section of economics or courses with economics strands and/or standards.)

Click HERE for complete contest rules and entry procedures.