Governor’s Challenge 2023

We at the Mary Washington University Center for Economic Education would like to cordially invite your classes to participate in the 2023 Governor's Challenge in Economics and Personal Finance hosted by the Virginia Council on Economic Education. We look forward to your possible participation in this program and cannot wait to see your and your students' success in the areas of Economics and Personal Finance. Registration is live and the online round of competition begins March 6th.  At your earliest convenience, please take a moment to review the details of the challenge via the link above and the attached flyers.  While registration is open, please note that the links for Nationals are currently being updated.  For current information regarding Nationals please see the following websites: and As always, there is no charge for your students to participate in … [Read more...]

Fall 2022 Stock Market Game Winners

The University of Mary Washington Center of Economic Education partakes in the Stock Market Game (SMG) through the Virginia Counsel of Economic Education. The Stock Market Game is a game that teaches younger students (grades 4-12) how to save/invest using stocks/bonds. During the game students compete by investing $100,000 in an online portfolio. The Stock Market Game also helps introduce students to the world of economics. Congratulations to all the Fall 2022 Stock Market Game UMW region winners! The regional high schools top 3 rankings were swept by Culpeper County High School, all advised by Mrs. Tewari. A special congratulations to the team members of VA_18_zz456, who came in first place and ended the game with a total equity of $104,430.59. Team VA_18_zz508 and team VA_18_zz457 placed 2nd and 3rd respectively. Our middle school winner is Team VA_18_5558 out of Marsteller Middle School, advised by Ms. Atkins, who ended the game with a total equity of $104, 023.42! Dr. Fry … [Read more...]

New Teacher Workshops Added

Visit the Upcoming Teacher Workshops tab to see some exciting webinar opportunities from the Virginia Council on Economic Education. … [Read more...]

SMG Year Game Reminder

There is less than one month left to make your first trade for the YEAR game.  Please be sure to make at least one trade by the end of the day on December 16th in order to be eligible for awards. Happy trading! … [Read more...]

Investing in an NBA Team- virtual event 10/27/2022

Thursday, October 27, 2022, 5:30- 6:30pm Virtual Event I Join CEE for a special livestream event featuring Steve Pagliuca. Mr. Pagliuca is co-chairman of Bain Capital, a leading global investment firm based in Boston with approximately $160B in assets under management. He is a co-owner and Managing General Partner of the World Champion Boston Celtics and serves on the NBA Board of Governors. Steve is also co-owner and co-chairman of the Serie A professional football club, Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio. Mr. Pagliuca has been recognized for his many significant philanthropic efforts and contributions. He is the recipient of several awards for his contributions to leadership and commitment to numerous nonprofits in Boston and beyond. Most recently he was awarded the 2020 Ray Stata Leadership and Innovation Award by the Massachusetts High Technology Council for his efforts working with the state of Massachusetts on the COVID-19 Task Force. Mr. Pagliuca has been active in the area … [Read more...]

History of Bankruptcy in the United States

On November 17th from 6 PM - 7 PM in the Digital Auditorium (HCC 136), Dr. Hansen will be providing a presentation on the Economic History of Bankruptcy in the United States. This presentation is inspired by Bankrupt in America: A History of Debtors, Their Creditors, and the Law in the Twentieth Century (2020), which Dr. Hansen co-authored with Professor Mary Eschelbach Hansen. The presentation will focus on bankruptcy starting with the Bankruptcy Act of 1898 until the passing of a bankruptcy reform act in 2005. … [Read more...]

2018-2019 Stock Market Game Virginia winners

Congratulations to all the 2018-2019 Stock Market Game Virginia winners! This online simulation of the real-life stock market helps sharpen skills in math, social studies and language arts.   In particular, we would like to congratulate Nathaniel Basore, Cassidy Collart, Lindsay Dombroft, and Joseph Prince, from Culpeper County High School, who won first place in the Year-Long Game with a total equity of $117,069.81. They were advised by Amy McCabe.   Read about the other winners here. … [Read more...]