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).
View the MPC Facebook page for more information, tips and reminders about the competition.
Entries for the 2015 Monetary Policy Challenge have now closed.
Hear what our 2014 national finalists had to say about their experience.