In the national final of the international high school student competition, 25 students from 16 schools in 13 settlements compared their knowledge of economics. The Economics Olympiad for Students was organised for the first time in the Czech Republic in 2016. Since 2019, Hungary has also organised the national competition, delegating the best finalists of the national final to the international final.
The national final consisted of two rounds: Students competed by writing a written test in the morning, and the 10 best performing students gave oral presentations in front of a jury of renowned economists and professors in the afternoon. Before the written round, finalists, and teachers accompanying them, had been greeted by Gyula Pleschinger, President of the Hungarian Economic Association (HEA), which organized the competition, and member of the Monetary Council, and Előd Takáts, Rector of Corvinus University of Budapest and president of the Monetary Policy Section of the HEA.
Additional members of the jury included: Magdolna Csath, university professor at Pázmány Péter Catholic University; Ákos Dombi, Head of Department and associate professor at Eötvös Loránd University, and György Kocziszky, emeritus professor at the University of Miskolc and member of the Monetary Council of MNB.
Students who won the first three places in the Economics Student Olympiad were:
In addition to the three of them, Ágoston Dudás (ELTE Trefort Ágoston Teacher Training Grammar School) and Bálint Kovács-Bordás (Teleki Blanka Grammar School and Primary School in Székesfehérvár) may represent Hungary in the English-language international final of the competition in Bratislava, in September this year.