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Regional & Community Outreach connects the Bank to Main Street via structured dialogues and two-way conversations on small business, mortgages, and household credit.
Economic Education improves public knowledge about the Federal Reserve System, monetary policy implementation, and promoting financial stability through the Museum and programs for K-16 students and educators, and the community.
About 75 high school juniors and seniors from the five boroughs, Long Island, upstate New York and New Jersey attended this year's program on June 27.
Stay tuned for highlights and resources from Math x Economics 2014.
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.
Registration and Breakfast
Welcome to the New York Fed Linda Goldberg, Research, New York Fed
Why Study Math and Economics Anand Marri, Economic Education, New York Fed
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
Lunchtime Conversation with Economists and New York Fed Staff
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
Conversation: Careers in Economics Meta Brown, Research, New York Fed Lashawn Richburg-Hayes, MDRC
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 .
Breakfast and lunch are provided.
Reception to follow formal program.
Dress code is business attire.
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.
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.