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Dec. 14, 2006 • Volume 15 Number 8

Nota Bene

A team of six Boston College undergraduates will share a prize of $10,000 earned for finishing second in the national finals of the 2006 College Fed Challenge, an academic economics competition sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank held in Washington, DC, on Nov. 28.

The Boston College team Nikki Tyler '07, Genna Ghaul '07, Andrew Varani '07, Christina Aylward '07, Margaret Walton '08 and Jamison Davies '08 were runners-up to a team from Northwestern University in the national finals.

The Fed Challenge competition involves preparation of a 20-minute economics presentation, followed by a 15-minute questioning period before a panel of judges comprised of economics professionals, college faculty members and Fed officials.

The BC contingent earned a trip to the national finals by winning the regional competition at the Boston Federal Reserve Bank on Nov. 9, finishing ahead of teams from Harvard, Dartmouth and Tufts and five other schools in the local round.

In addition to the team's prize, the University will receive a $5,000 grant from the Moody's Foundation, a co-sponsor of the event. Assoc. Prof. Robert Murphy (Economics) and Asst. Prof. Fabio Ghironi (Economics) were co-advisors for the Boston College team. -Reid Oslin

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