Math x Economics

What is Math x Economics?
Math x Economics is a one-day program for college-bound juniors and seniors in high school who are exceptionally talented in the subject of mathematics. The program's mission is to encourage students from backgrounds underrepresented in the field of economics to pursue careers in economic policy and research.

Students take part in a variety of activities, get coursework recommendations from recent graduates, and hear about different career paths from professional economists. Participants have a unique opportunity to meet other students with similar interests, ask questions of current New York Fed staff, and visit the New York Fed gold vault!

Math x Economics started as a pilot program with 25 students in 2010 at the New York Fed. Since then, the program has expanded to reach more students in the Second District every year and is now hosted by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., and other Federal Reserve Banks, including those in Kansas City and Chicago.
2014 Program Details
About 75 high school juniors and seniors from 41 schools participated in this year's Math x Economics program. They attend schools in all five boroughs, upstate New York, Long Island and New Jersey, including Newark and Jersey City. Almost 60 percent of the students accepted are female, and more than 60 percent are juniors. Fifty-two students, or more than half, have taken calculus.

Date and Time
Friday, June 27, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Federal Reserve Bank of New York
33 Liberty Street New York, N.Y.

8:30am-9:00am Registration and Breakfast
9:00am-9:15am Welcome to the New York Fed
Linda Goldberg, Research, New York Fed
9:15am-9:30am Why Study Math and Economics
Anand Marri, Economic Education, New York Fed
9:30am-12:00pm Rotating Morning Sessions

Econ Mini-Seminar: Two Hypotheses About Family Decision-Making
Brandi Coates, Research, New York Fed

Trading Game: How Prices Are Set
Morgan Williams, PhD Candidate, City University of New York

Panel Discussion with New York Fed Staff: Studying Economics
Victor Castaneda, Beth Rolfs, Dafna Avraham - Markets
Megan Hunter, Hannah Herman, Jonathan Choi - Research
Ryan McCarthy, Jason Park, Emily Medina - Financial Institution Supervision

Diego Aragon, Regional & Community Outreach
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunchtime Conversation with Economists and New York Fed Staff
1:00pm-2:30pm Rotating Afternoon Sessions

Econ Mini-Seminar: Making Strategic Decisions Using Game Theory
Michael Gedal, Regional & Community Outreach, New York Fed

Tour: The Policy Responsibilities of the Federal Reserve and Visit to the Gold Vault
Carmi Recto and Museum Staff, Economic Education, New York Fed
2:30pm-3:00pm Conversation: Careers in Economics
Meta Brown, Research, New York Fed
Lashawn Richburg-Hayes, MDRC
3:00pm Networking Activity: Meet New York Fed Staff and Economists
Closing Remarks by Diane Ashley, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, New York Fed

Download the full Agenda PDF.
Breakfast and lunch are provided.
Reception to follow formal program.
Dress code is business attire.

For more information, contact New York Fed Education at
College-bound juniors and seniors from public high schools in the New York metropolitan area, with particular focus on Title I schools. This program seeks to increase the diversity in the field of economic policy and research. We strongly encourage minority and women candidates to apply.
Application Process
A teacher or academic advisor identifies students with strong math abilities to refer to the program. To refer a student to the program, please have each student complete and submit an online application. The application process is now closed for 2014.

Due to the high volume of referrals, we are unable to accept all students who apply to the program. Students will be selected to participate, and notified if they are accepted to the program following a review of their application.

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