The international final of the V4 Economic Olympics began on Wednesday morning with the opening remarks of Nobel laureate economist Tom Sargent. Due to the pandemic situation, the final was organized online. In the international final, from Wednesday to Friday, 5 high school students from each of the four Visegrad countries – the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia – compete in economics.
The English-language international final features five Hungarian students: Nikol Gyenes, Emese Mezei, Flóra Nacsa, Dániel Szarvas and Boglárka Varga. The finalists had to compete in a written round on Wednesday morning. The top ten finalists will advance to the oral exam on Friday morning, where they will be tested by the presidents of the V4 economic associations. The chairman of the international committee is Claude Diebolt, professor of University of Strasbourg and former president of the French Economic Society. The international final, at the request of HEA, is patronized by Tom Sargent, Nobel laureate professor of economics.
On the sidelines of the V4 International Final of the Economics Olympiad, there will be an online roundtable discussion on the issue of recovery from the COVID-19 Recession in Visegrad Countries, jointly organized by the Hungarian Economic Association (MKT) and the Institut Ekonomického Vzdělávání (INEV) on November 19th (Thursday), 2020, at 10:00AM. Participants of the discussion: Svatopluk Kapounek, President of the Czech Economic Society and Associate Professor of Mendel University in Brno; Martin Šuster, President of the Slovak Economic Associaton and Director of Research at the National Bank of Slovakia; Bogusław Fiedor, Vice President of the Polish Economic Society and Professor of Wroclaw University of Economics and Business; and Gyula Pleschinger, President of the Hungarian Economic Association and Member of the Monetary Council of the Magyar Nemzeti Bank, the Central Bank of Hungary. The discussion will be moderated by Mojmír Hampl, Board Member of INEV, former Deputy-Governor of the Czech National Bank. The panel discussion will be streamed live via YouTube.