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Bentley Team Places First in the Regional 2010 College Fed Challenge on November 15; Advances to National Finals to be Held in Washington, DC


Bentley Team Places First in the Regional 2010 College Fed Challenge on November 15; Advances to National Finals to be Held in Washington, DC

Front row, left to right: Satyajeet Jadhavrao, Shohana Jannat, and Victoria Lee Tran; holding the cup are Pranay Kumar Jain and Eric Rosengren, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Back row, left to right:  Aaron Jackson (adviser), Maximillian Barco, Peter Jurik, David Norrish, Christina J. Harstad, David Gulley (adviser)

Bentley placed first in the regional 2010 College Fed Challenge, an annual monetary policy debate competition for undergraduate college students, held on November 15 and sponsored by the Federal Reserve System and select regional Federal Reserve districts. Bentley was among 19 teams --including Harvard College, Yale University, Tufts University, Dartmouth College and Boston College - that competed for the Boston Federal Reserve District title.

Bentley will now advance to the national Fed Challenge to be held at the offices of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, November 30. During the finals the Bentley team will compete against Rutgers University, Northwestern University, Lafayette College, and one more school, yet to be determined. (note: The TBD team will be known tomorrow. The competition is at the Federal Reserve Bank in Richmond, so their web site ought to have that info then).

Under the advisement of Bentley economics professors David Gulley and Aaron Jackson, team members gave a 20-minute presentation on the state of the economy, monetary policy and  policy recommendations, followed by a 10-minute question and answer period with a panel of judges from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

Bentley team members include the following Economics-Finance majors: 

  • Maximillian Barco, Senior
  • Christina J. Harstad, Senior
  • Satyajeet Jadhavrao, Junior
  • Pranay Kumar Jain, Junior
  • Shohana Jannat, Junior
  • Peter Jurik, Senior
  • David Norrish, Senior
  • Victoria Lee Tran, Senior

Bentley has competed in the Fed Challenge since 2007. In the first year, Bentley advanced to the second round regional competition. In 2008, the team narrowly missed advancing to the second round. The 2009 team took second place in the regional competition.

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit


by Bentley University November 11, 2014

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