Elon represented in College Fed Challenge

Students analyzed economic conditions and recommended a course for monetary policy.

A team of Elon undergraduate students competed in the 2018 Fifth District Regional College Fed Challenge hosted by Wake Forest University and Lenoir-Rhyne University on Oct. 20.

The annual academic competition encourages students to learn about the U.S. economy, monetary policymaking and the role of the Federal Reserve System.

Seven teams conducted research, analyzed data and presented on monetary policy to a panel of judges. Scores were based on content and analysis, responses to questions, teamwork, presentation and style.

The Elon competition team members were John Caples ’19, Zachary Heinle ’20, Gregory Holler ’20, Zachary Lahey ’19, Kathryn Pierson ’20 and Monika Znosko ’19. Assistant Professors of Economics Vitaliy Strohush and Brandon Sheridan served as Elon’s faculty mentors.

Other Fed Challenge participants from Elon who helped prepare the research presentation were Anna Murphy, Rebecca Roberts, Katherine Glass, Jacob Stern, Harry Copeland and Matthew Subliskey.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill won the regional competition, advancing to the semi-final round at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.