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Academic Competitions

College Fed Challenge

 

College Fed Challenge

The College Fed Challenge competition challenges students to present their analysis of economic conditions and recommend an appropriate course for monetary policy.

In 2014, participating colleges and universities will organize and host the preliminary regional rounds of the competition. Regional competition winners will advance to participate in a semi-final competition round at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond on November 17, 2014. The semi-final competition winner will advance to compete in the finalist competition at the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C. on December 2, 2014 with other teams from participating Reserve Banks. Regional organizers should be contacted with any questions about the regional competitions.

 

2014 Competition

Here are the details for the 2014 competition. To find out the region where you should compete, review the regional boundaries. To register for a regional competition, please email the regional organizer.  The registration deadline for all regional competitions is September 30, 2014.

Round LocationCompetition
Date(s)
Organizer/Contact
Regional
(Region 1)
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Va.
November 9, 2014 Philip Heap
James Madison University
540-568-3031
Regional
(Region 2)
Towson University
Towson, Md.
October 31, 2014 Matthew Chambers
Towson University
410-704-3576
Regional
(Region 3)
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C.
November 7, 2014
Mike Aguilar
University of North Carolina
919-966-5378

Semi-final

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Richmond, Va.
November 17, 2014 Education Department

Final

Board of Governors
Washington, DC
December 2, 2014 Education Department

Participants Resources

These resources will help you prepare for the Fed Challenge competition.

Fifth District Competition

Winner - James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

Finalist - American University, Washington, DC
Finalist - Elon University, Elon, N.C.

National Competition
Winner - Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass.

 

Fifth District Competition

Winner - American University, Washington, DC

Finalist - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Finalist - University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

National Competition
Winner - Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.

 

Fifth District Competition

Winner - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Finalist - Loyola University, Baltimore, Md.
Finalist - Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Va.

National Competition
Winner - Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass.

Fifth District Competition

Winner - Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va.

Finalist - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Finalist - Mount St. Mary's University, Emmitsburg, Md.

National Competition
Winner - Bentley University, Waltham, Mass.

Fifth District Competition

Winner - Lafayette College, Easton, Pa.

Finalist - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Finalist - James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

National Competition
Winner - Lafayette College, Easton, Pa.

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