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Fed Reserve Challenge Team is Runner-up in DC

Friday, January 8, 2016

The UNC Fed Challenge team took its act on the road last December, and came in second in the nation in the annual inter-university competition in monetary policy design. Each year at UNC, a team of three to five students undertakes research … Continued

Mr. Baehren goes to Washington

Friday, January 8, 2016

Hunter Baehren, a junior Political Science and Economics major, will be an intern with the Council of Economic Advisers in Washington this semester. Last summer he studied the effects of the minimum wage, estate taxes, job programs, and Social Security … Continued

The Fed Challenge Team Advances to National Competition in DC

Friday, December 19, 2014

The College Fed Challenge is an annual inter-university competition in monetary policy design. At UNC, a team of three to five students undertakes research and data analysis under faculty supervision. They design their proposed monetary policy, and then travel to … Continued

The Fiscal Challenge

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

  How would you reduce the national debt (as a share of gross domestic product) by 10 percentage points in 10 years? The Economics Department asked this question of our undergraduates on campus in  September 2013.  We also invited them … Continued

The Fed Challenge Team Goes to Washington

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The 2011 Fed Challenge team accomplished an unprecedented feat for UNC Economics – making it to the National competition in Washington, D.C.  The victory in the Charlotte Branch was the fifth year in a row, and the team once again … Continued