Monetary Policy Challenge

Dates and locations

The Monetary Policy Challenge runs from March to August each year. The calendar below outlines the important dates for this year's competition. Please note: This calendar is subject to change.

March 2017

29 March 2017

Last day for submitting Monetary Policy Challenge entry forms. Teams begin research and analysis.

April 2017

School holidays: 13 April – 1 May 2017

May 2017

10 May 2017

Teams' monetary policy decision presentation slides to be sent to by 5.00pm.

22-30 May 2017

Teams' online presentations to judges take place this week.

June 2017

7 June 2017

National finalists announced and posted to the Monetary Policy Challenge website

July 2017

5 July 2017

National final presentations in Wellington at the Reserve Bank.

School holidays 7 – 23 July 2017

August 2017


10 August 2017

Reserve Bank hosts challenge winners on Monetary Policy Statement release day.

Online presentations

Online presentations will be scheduled from 22-30 May2017.

Presentations will take place via videoconference. It is recommended that you book a quiet room at your school for your scheduled presentation time. Each team will require the use of a computer or laptop with good internet access, speakers, a microphone and a web cam.

You will be notified of your team's presentation time well in advance.

National Final

The national final will be held on Wednesday 5 July 2017 at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, 2 The Terrace, Wellington.

Please note: Information on this page may be updated during the competition and is subject to change.