Congratulations to The College of Saint Rose for taking second-place in the 2016 Fed Challenge Maiden Lane Division on Friday, November 18 at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The year’s team included Andrew Castro, Ahmed Diarra, Cody Snyder, and Andre St. Louis.

Fed Challenge

The Fed Challenge, sponsored by the Federal Reserve, is an unforgettable experience in economic analysis, monetary policy decision-making, public speaking and teamwork.

Fed Challenge participants develop skills—the ability to think analytically, to make effective presentations, to work as a team, to think on their feet—that are valuable in both their academic and professional careers.

Students from The Huether School of Business compete in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Maiden Lane Division. Prior to the competition, students from the Huether School of Business interested in participating travel to the New York Fed for a half-day boot camp in Macroeconomics. From that group a team is selected to compete.

To compete, teams of three to five students play the role of monetary policymakers by analyzing economic conditions, recommending a course for monetary policy, and participating in a Q&A with the judges. Judges are New York Fed economists and staff who are experts on economics and monetary policy.

Members of the Fed Challenge Team are recognized at the Huether School of Business Awards Ceremony in April.

In 2015, The Huether School of Business placed second in its first time competing. Congratulations to team members Julie Dean, Charles Levine, Julian Lipinski, and Eamon Murphy.

In 2016, The Huether School of Business took second-place in the 2016 Fed Challenge Maiden Lane Division. Congratulations to this year’s team members Andrew Castro, Ahmed Diarra, Cody Snyder, and Andre St. Louis.

For more information about participating, please contact Professor Charles Murray, the current faculty advisor.

For more information about the competition, please visit FRBNY Fed Challenge