Varsity Economics was a part of University High School throughout much of the 2000's. It fell by the wayside for a while, but now it is back, seeking to improves peoples' lives through economic-related education.

This podcast from The Takeaway captures the reason why Varsity Economics exists. Listen starting at about 14:50 through to the end. Alison Kadlec, senior vice president and director of higher education and workforce programs at the non-profit research organization Public Agenda, weighs in. Then former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich explores “alternative paths” to reaching the middle class that don’t involve a traditional four year college education.


“Practical men who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist. Madmen in authority, who hear voices in the air, are distilling their frenzy from some academic scribbler of a few years back”
— John Maynard Keynes

What We've Achieved

  • 2017 Econ Challenge Critical Thinking Competition Champions
  • 2017 Econ Challenge Adam Smith Division Champions for students with less than two years of Economics education.
  • Restoration of Varsity Economics as a club on the University High School campus.
  • Election of officers to manage the 2017-18 School Year.