The College Fed Challenge is a national academic competition for undergraduates hosted annually by the Federal Reserve Bank. Participating teams of students analyze the current state of the U.S. economy and make a recommendation for future monetary policy actions to a panel of judges who work at the Federal Reserve Bank.
The competition involves both a presentation and a rapid-fire Q&A session with the judges. Teams who win their regional competition advance to the national competition held in Washington, D.C.
As a successful competitor in the College Fed Challenge, you gain:
an in-depth knowledge of macroeconomics and the role of the Federal Reserve
experience examining empirical data and statistical models
experience in public speaking and teamwork
an introduction into career opportunities in economics and finance
networking opportunities with peers from other schools, professors and Federal Reserve employee
How to Join
The College Fed Challenge takes place during the fall semester, and is available as an elective class at the College, as well as a co-curricular activity. Typically, students are recruited for this prestigious competition, but others who are interested in joining or supporting the Manhattan College team should reach out to the advisor.