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The Fed Experience is an interactive exhibit that lets visitors explore their connection to the economy. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

College Fed Challenge

Participants Resources


These samples include questions based on the presentation and hypothetical situations.

  • What are the goals of U.S. Monetary Policy?
    Follow-up: Why don't the goals include helping a region of the country that is in a recession?
  • What has been the most significant growth component of GDP over the past few years and why?
  • How do foreign exchange rates impact U.S. inflation rates?
  • What are the problems of using the money supply as an indicator of future economic performance?
  • Why is it difficult to pinpoint the natural rate of unemployment?
  • Explain how manufacturing capacity utilization impacts U.S. inflation rates?
  • What impact does the FOMC announcement of a bias have on the financial markets?
    Follow-up: How is this different from an actual increase in the target Fed Funds rate?
  • How much attention does and should the Fed pay to the equity markets?
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