The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is proud to announce the opening of this year’s FDIC Academic Challenge, a competition for undergraduate students interested in banking and economics. We would like to invite students from your institution to take part in this year’s Challenge, “The Impacts of Inflation on the Banking Sector.” The Challenge will provide students the chance to work with their peers, sharpen their analytical thinking, and develop their academic and professional skills.
Teams of four or five undergraduate students, along with a faculty advisor, are welcome to submit a written response to this year’s Challenge. Teams will have the opportunity to use multiple data sources to support their economic analysis and gain a greater understanding of the U.S. banking sector. We will invite teams with top-scoring written responses in the first round to present their findings in front of a panel of judges in the final round of the Challenge on April 14, 2023. We are planning to host the final round of the Challenge in person at FDIC facilities in the Washington, D.C. area.
First-round written submissions for the Challenge are due by November 18, 2022. To help students and faculty understand the Challenge and address any issues that arise during participation, FDIC economists will host an online question and answer session on October 3, 2022 at 7pm. Information on how to access the session will be posted on the Academic Challenge website.
For more details on the Academic Challenge, including the full question, dataset, timeline, and submission form, please visit https://www.fdic.gov/analysis/academic-challenge/. You can sign up to receive announcements and updates about the competition by joining our email distribution list. If you have any questions, please send them to AcademicChallenge@fdic.gov.