College Fed Challenge Resource Page
Link to 2005 Power Point Presentation:
2005 Power Point
Links to Internet Resources:
The Baltimore Fed Challenge Resource Page: This site contains vital information about the competition including sample questions asked at previous competitions.
EconEdNet: Site with up to date info on the Economic Education Programs at the Baltimore Branch of the Federal Reserve
The Economy in Action: Webpage which contains info on U.S. Economic and financial data.
Fed 101: This one is a must. A good overview of the Fed's structure, history, and goals.
Federal Reserve Education Page: Link to many educational materials.
The National Fed Challenge Page: This site has links to winning Fed Challenge scripts and slide presentations. Also contains judges' questions and suggested answering strategies.
The New York Economic Education Page: A presentation on the FOMC including a simulation.
Economic Indicators: Links to daily releases of Economic Indicators.
Links to Economic Indicators:
GDP and other Aggregates
Real Gross Domestic Product (Quarterly) Source: US Department of Commerce; Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
Consumer Consumption Spending (Quarterly) Source: US Department of Commerce; BEA
Disposable Income (Quarterly) Source: BEA
Personal Savings (Quarterly) Source: BEA
Residential Investment (Quarterly) Source: BEA
Retail Sales (Monthly) Source: US Department of Commerce; Bureau of Census
Business Sales and Inventories (Monthly) Source: US Department of Commerce; Bureau of Census
Advance Report on Durable Goods Shipments, New Orders and Unfilled Orders (Monthly) Source: US Department of Commerce; Bureau of Census
Light-Weight Vehicle Sales (every 10 days, seasonally adjusted) Source: US Department of Commerce; Bureau of Economic Analysis
Consumer Price Index (CPI) (Monthly) Source: US Department of Labor; Bureau of Labor Statistics
Yield on 10 Year Treasury Bond (Daily) Source: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
S&P 500 Stock Index (Daily) Source: Standard and Poor's