Fed Challenge Hickory 10-26-19


2019 Fed Challenge team

UNCW Fed Challenge

The Fed Challenge is a competition intended to enhance students' understanding of the Federal Reserve System and how it formulates and implements monetary policy. The competition encourages the development of student research, critical thinking skills, presentation proficiency, and group dynamics.

The Fed Challenge teams consist of three to five undergraduate students. The team creates a cogent presentation that assesses financial, economic, and inflation trends and advocates monetary policy actions before a panel of judges. The competition consists of both the presentation and a question-and-answer period.


The team meets every other Wednesday at 5:00 during spring semester, and every Wednesday during fall semester. Please email for details and location.

We encourage participation from all students in the Cameron School of Business. It is recommended that students have taken ECN 324 (Financial Markets and Institutions), ECN 322 (Intermediate Macroeconomics), and ECN 432 with Dr. Simpson (Seminar in Advanced Open Economy Macroeconomics).

Team members may receive course credit for their participation in the Fed Challenge.

More information

Dr. Thomas SimpsonDr. Adam Jones, or Dr. Danny Soques