Congratulations to economics students Jaime Casigay, James Foster, Nick Kazaka, and Nico Palesch finalists for the 2017-18 edition of The Governor’s Challenge. A competition in which university students simulate the role of advisor to the Bank’s Governing Council.
The competition began on November 21, 2017 with a first round of presentations by video conference; more than 100 students from 25 Canadian universities participated. The final round will take place on February 10, 2018 at the Bank’s head office in Ottawa. Working in teams, students provided analysis and forecasts on developments in the economy. They then presented a monetary policy recommendation to keep inflation low and stable, in line with the Bank’s inflation target of 2 per cent. The judges evaluated teams on the substance of their analysis, the quality of their presentation and evidence of strong teamwork.