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 2018

16 March 2018

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

April 2018

School holidays: 13 April – 1 May 2018

May 2018

9 May 2018

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

21-29 May 2018

Teams' online presentations to judges take place this week.

June 2018

6 June 2018

National finalists announced and posted to the Monetary Policy Challenge website

July 2018

3 July 2018

National final presentations in Wellington at the Reserve Bank.

School holidays 7 – 23 July 2018

August 2018

9 August 2018

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

Online presentations

Online presentations will be scheduled from 21-29 May 2018.

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 Tuesday 3 July 2018 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.