Congratulations to our Regional Finalists, announced on 25 June.

Key dates for 2014

  • 25 Jun -┬áRegional finalists announced
  • 31 July - 8 August - Regional finals
  • 12 August - National finalists announced
  • 20 August - National finals
  • For more dates see the Monetary Policy Challenge Calendar.

Welcome to the Monetary Policy Challenge

The Monetary Policy Challenge (MPC) gives secondary school students an exciting opportunity to put themselves in the shoes of Reserve Bank economists and recommend what the Official Cash Rate could be.

Using the same information as the Reserve Bank, teams assess the economic conditions facing New Zealand and the outlook for inflation. Based upon their assessment of the economy, each team decides on an appropriate setting for the Official Cash Rate.

The Monetary Policy Challenge links to NCEA achievement standard: Economics 3.5 (AS 91403).

Read about how the competition works. For further information please contact us by email or phone (04) 471 3607.

View the MPC Facebook page for more information, tips and reminders about the competition.

Entries for the 2014 competition have now closed.

Monetary Policy Challenge 2013 - Talk with the teams

Watch interviews with teams from the last Monetary Policy Challenge national final in August 2013.