Elon wins regional College Fed Challenge
A team of Martha and Spencer Love School of Business students placed first in the preliminary round of the College Fed Challenge held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond in Charlotte, N.C.
The Elon team of Jeffrey Baldetti '15, Edward Cooley '16, Nathan Dean '14, Rebecca Stoddard '15, Stephanie Tizik '16 and Adam Brantley Stone '14 won the preliminary round of the College Fed Challenge Competition held Nov. 4 at the Charlotte Branch, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.
The team was coached by Jennifer Platania, associate professor of economics, and Vitaliy Strohush, assistant professor of economics.
Sponsored by the Richmond Fed, the College Fed Challenge is an academic competition to encourage better understanding of the nation’s central bank, the forces influencing economic conditions in the U.S. and abroad, and the ways the economy affects everyone.
Students delivered 20-minute presentations on monetary policy and were scored on content, teamwork, responses to questions, presentation and style.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington were finalists in the Charlotte Branch competition. Competiting teams also included teams from Guilford College, Winston-Salem State University, Johnson C. Smith University, Lenoir-Rhyne University, Appalachian State University and Charleston Southern University.
Elon will advance to the Fifth District championship in Richmond on Nov. 15 to compete against the winners from the Richmond Office and Baltimore Branch.