Flora Irene Eggleston Associate Professor Cynthia Bansak has taught the Fed Challenge course, which focuses on experiential learning, for four years. The syllabus states, "The goals for this course are for students to learn monetary theory, to keep up-to-date on current economic conditions and to prepare for a college-level competition titled the Fed Challenge. The Fed Challenge is a competition sponsored by the Federal Reserve System, in which teams of students from participating colleges and universities present monetary-policy analyses to a panel of judges at regional Federal Reserve Banks and regional winners advance to a national competition at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC. It is an excellent opportunity for students to develop professional skills such as a strong knowledge of macroeconomic and financial data, solid command of software to create charts and presentation materials, and extensive practice of oral communication skills."
For questions regarding the Fed Challenge, contact Dr. Bansak.
For additional information from the sponsors of the College Fed Challenge competition:
Information from the NY Fed:
Information from the Eastern Economics Association:
How did the team fare in Fall 2011?