Federal Reserve University Symposium & FOMC Simulation – Feb. 25th (1-4pm)

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be Chairman of the Federal Reserve?


UCSD’s Rady School of Management in collaboration with Federal Reserve, San Francisco, San Diego State University and University of San Diego present…

Federal Reserve University Symposium & FOMC Simulation


We are excited to invite you to attend a special symposium presented by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco!  The Symposium includes engaging presentations from Fed Reserve staff on:

  • Purposes & Functions of the Federal Reserve
  • Challenges and trends in the banking industry
  • Current economic forecast presented by a Fed economist
  • The Fed’s role in setting monetary policy
  • The effect of monetary policy decisions on the U.S. economy


Representatives of the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank will guide students through a Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting simulation. The FOMC is the main body that makes decisions about monetary policy in the United States (You probably have heard about quantitative easing, federal funds rate target and inflation target, among others, which are all set and implemented by the FOMC).

Students will represent members of the FOMC and economists of the Fed. Each student will analyze of the current economic situation (with some students focusing on specific aspects of the economy) and develop a policy recommendation.

Date and Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Location: Wells Fargo Hall 1N108 at Rady School of Management, UC San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093

Directions to Rady and parking lot P-357 can be found here. Visitors must purchase a parking permit at a pay station.

Check out the event flyer here: Univ Symposium Flyer_merged

This event is open to all upper division students interested in Finance, Banking, and Economics.

RSVP: to spparashar@ucsd.edu or k3chow@ucsd.edu with your full name and preferred email address by Feb. 24th and you will receive a Certificate of Participation from the SF Fed after the event.

** Students in MGT184: Money & Banking do not need to RSVP.


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