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FDIC Academic Challenge

2022-2023 FDIC Academic Challenge

Last Updated: April 20, 2023
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Press release: SUNY-Geneseo Wins 3rd Annual FDIC Academic Challenge

Congratulations to the State University of New York College at Geneseo, winner of the 2022-2023 FDIC Academic Challenge. The team included undergraduate students Jenna Huizinga, Ian Merrihew, Jake Syzmanski, and Christopher Bridenbaugh. The team was advised by Dr. Léonie Stone.
2023 FDIC Academic Challenge Winning Team
The winning team: (from left) Jake Syzmanski, Jenna Huizinga, Bret Edwards (FDIC), Christopher Bridenbaugh, and Ian Merrihew.

The other finalist teams represented California State University Fullerton, James Madison University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

The topic for the 2022-2023 FDIC Academic Challenge was “The Impact of Higher Interest Rates on the Banking Sector.” The links below contain the question for this year, a dataset, and a data codebook, as well as the public data sources used in compiling the dataset.

Challenge Materials

Question - PDF (Help)
Dataset (CSV Format) (Stata Format) - ZIP (Help)
Data Codebook - Excel (Help)
Guidelines and Permissions - PDF
Grading Rubric for Written/Final Rounds - PDF
Participant Code of Conduct - PDF
Academic Challenge Frequently Asked Questions - PDF
2020-2021 Winning Team Presentation
2021-2022 Winning Team Presentation

Data Sources

Call Report Data
Bureau of Economic Analysis
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Federal Reserve Bank of New York

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