The College Fed Challenge is an academic competition that provides undergraduate students the opportunity to study the U.S. economy through the lens of the Federal Reserve, the U.S. central bank. The program encourages students to learn more about economics and the work of the bank’s Federal Open Market Committee. Enriching on many levels, it challenges participants to think critically about the economy, construct a solid argument, and present their research to Federal Reserve Bank economists.
The Federal Reserve, along with co-sponsoring Federal Reserve Banks and regional planning universities, have made the decision to again host the National College Fed Challenge virtually to ensure the competition can be held in 2023. Please see College Fed Challenge 2023 Rules and Steps for details.
The virtual format will continue to allow schools outside the current Fed Challenge districts to compete in an "at-large" region.
The College Fed Challenge 2023 will consist of:
|Registration deadline||Thursday, September 28, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. EDT|
|Video submission deadline||Thursday, October 5, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. EDT|
|Virtual Q&A||November 6-8, 2023|
|Winner announcement||Friday, November 17, 2023|
|Fed Challenge open house (for 2023 competition participants)||Spring 2024 - Washington, D.C.
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