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Monetary Policy Challenge

The Monetary Policy Challenge gives secondary school senior economic students all over Aotearoa New Zealand the opportunity to address and engage with the monetary policy decisions facing the country.

About the challenge

Every year, we challenge Year 12 and 13 students to test their economics skills against the monetary policy decisions facing the country. Students will learn first-hand about career prospects from our brightest and best economists, and be in the running for prizes including visiting our Wellington office, sitting front row in one of our press conferences and having lunch with the Governor.

Our 2023 Monetary Policy Challenge winners

Congratulations to Scots College as the national winner of the 2023 Monetary Policy Challenge.

Second placeSt Andrew’s College

Honourable mentionsBoth Kristin School teams

Watch Scots College winning entry

For this year's challenge, students answered the following question:

When do you think the Official Cash Rate (OCR) will move from 5.5%? In which direction do you think it will move and why?  

Watch the webinar with:

  • Chief Economist Paul Conway
  • Economic Advisor Marea Sing
  • Advisor Andre Castaing

Congratulations to James Hargest College as the national winner of the 2022 Monetary Policy Challenge.  

Honourable mentions go to:

  • Hutt Valley High School
  • Rangitoto College
  • Wellington Girls' College
  • Westlake Boys' High School

Watch James Hargest College's winning entry: