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Bentley Team Places Second in Regional 2011 College Fed Challenge on November 9

November 16, 2011

Bentley placed second in the regional 2011 College Fed Challenge, an annual monetary policy debate competition for undergraduate college students, held on November 9 and sponsored by the Federal Reserve System and select regional Federal Reserve districts. Bentley was among 22 teams --including Boston College, Boston University, Brown University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tufts University and Yale University -- that competed for the Boston Federal Reserve District title.

Under the advisement of Bentley economics professors David Gulley and Aaron Jackson, team members gave a 15-minute presentation on the state of the economy, monetary policy and  policy recommendations, followed by a 15-minute question and answer period with a panel of judges from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

Bentley team members include the following seniors:

  • Monika Aderbauer
  • Alfred Amasanti
  • Matias Bojanic
  • James Cruise
  • Nicholas Fahmie
  • Edith Joachimpillai
  • Brett Kirkland
  • Alex Nocella
  • Yulia Podolny
  • Ross Sabasteanski

Bentley has competed in the Fed Challenge since 2007. In 2010, Bentley placed first place in the regional competition to advance to the finals in Washington, D.C., where they won the national championship.

Photo caption: Bentley’s 2011 Fed Challenge team members presenting their monetary policy recommendations to judges at the Boston Fed. (left to right): Nicholas Fahmie, James Cruise,  Brett Kirkland, Yulia Podolny, and Edith Joachimpillai; (standing): Ross Sabasteanski. Not pictured are Monika Aderbauer, Alfred Amasanti, Matias Bojanic and Alex Nocella.

Type: Campus News