Junior FMI Scholar Jonathan Zaremba was a member of MSU’s Fed Challenge Team that competed in Chicago on October 31, 2018.
The College Fed Challenge is a team competition for undergraduate students. Teams analyze economic and financial conditions and formulate a monetary policy recommendation, modeling the Federal Open Market Committee. Teams give a 15-minute presentation that:
- Analyzes current economic conditions as of the day of the competition
- Provides the team’s projections for near-term conditions (economic, financial, and international) relevant to the formulation of monetary policy
- Explains timely issues and risks that should receive special attention
- Makes and justifies a recommendation for Fed monetary policy
The team then answers questions from a panel of judges for 15 minutes.
Dr. Aeimit Lakdawala from the Department of Economics coached this year’s team. Joining Jonathan as team members were Jake Knoblauch, Callie Moffett, Jacob Robart and Joshua Webb. Jack Bartoluzzi and Hunter Kucheck supported the team.