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Monetary Policy Challenge National Finalists

Monetary Policy Challenge National Finalists

Monetary Policy Challenge National Finalists

Our MPC team competed against 52 other teams from around New Zealand to gain a top six placing. The challenge involved making an Official Cash Rate recommendation to manipulate interest rates, and presenting our decision with reasoning to judges from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. 

After presenting over skype, we made it to the top six and we were provided with free flights and accommodation for the national final in Wellington.

Although we did not win the final, we took the opportunity to sharpen our Economics, meet competing finalists and Reserve Bank economists, and have a mean as time in Wellington.

A big thank you to Mrs Gray for accompanying us to Wellington, Mr Tim Loan for organising us with a mock presentation to SBS Bank economists, and of course Mr Redmond who helped our understanding of macroeconomics immensely.

Andre Vergeer

Governor of the James Hargest MPC team

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28 August 2017