WElcome to the msu fed CHALLENGE website
Overview: What is the Fed Challenge?
"College Fed Challenge is an academic competition. Teams of students research and analyze economic
conditions and then present their analysis with a recommendation for monetary policy before a panel of
judges. The College Fed Challenge competition can increase students’ awareness and understanding of
the unique role of the Federal Reserve in the economy and enhance research, presentation and critical
thinking skills. " - The College Fed Challenge Guidebook, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Michigan State's Fed Challenge group performs research and analysis on different sectors of the US economy and uses this information to create a cohesive policy recommendation to the Federal Reserve. Typical sectors of the economy include the US Labor Market, Inflation, GDP, Financial Markets, Housing, Federal Reserve Structure and regulation, Banking, and much more! This is typically accomplished through weekly student-run presentations during the spring semester and building a policy recommendation during the fall.
Who can join?
Any MSU undergraduate is eligible to participate in the class/student organization to perform research, analyze macroeconomic data, and further their presentations skills. Throughout the year, the best candidates will be invited to participate at the Regional Competition at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in November. The team consists of 3-5 of the best students along with 1-2 alternates. Typically, the Fed Challenge recruits economics and finance majors; however, it is open to anyone.
Can you receive class credit for participation?
Yes. The Department of Economics is now offering a Fed Challenge independent study that counts as a 400 Level Economics elective. However, to receive credit, you must enroll for both the Spring (1 Credit) and the Fall (2 Credits). For enrollment questions, please contact Professor Aeimit Lakdawala (firstname.lastname@example.org) or schedule an appointment with an Economics adviser. However, you can still participate in the group without signing up for the course and be eligible to be a part of the Chicago team.
Any other questions or comments?
Please contact Professor Lakdawala via email (email@example.com) or attend our next meeting!