Monetary Policy Challenge 2018
Based on an online presentation the girls completed, they earned a place in the final (one of six teams). They travelled to Wellington to present a well polished and analytical speech about the Official Cash Rate and the reasons behind their recommendation about what the RBNZ should do with it in the current economic climate.
They presented this to a panel of senior Reserve Bank economists including John McDermott, the Assistant Governor at the Reserve Bank. The girls were then asked a range of high levels questions, which they had to work as a team to answer using the knowledge they gained during training sessions with Mr Blyth. Highlights of the trip including meeting David Seymour, a lunch at Wagamama on the waterfront and a viewing of Parliament in session.