The Yale Undergraduate Economics Association (YUEA) is a student group dedicated to creating a forum for Yalies to learn about, discuss, and debate important issues in economics beyond the classroom.
Each year, we organize a dinner series with Yale professors in order to create a more informal setting for professors and students to discuss recent research and current events. In the past, we’ve met with Professor Nicolas Perna to discuss American central banking, and with Professor Stephen Roach to hear about US-China economic ties.
Every November, we send a team to compete at the College Fed Challenge hosted by the Boston Federal Reserve. The competition challenges students to step into the shoes of an economist on the Federal Open Markets Committee and determine monetary policy. We deliver a presentation analyzing the current state of the economy and debate and determine a monetary policy, then engage in a question and answer session where Federal Reserve economists test our understanding of economics, finance, and monetary policy.
In February, we are hosting the first Yale Economics Challenge for high school students from the Northeast. The YEC will give high school students the opportunity to explore interests in economics and public policy—they will research and analyze the US economy, design monetary policy, and receive detailed feedback from a judge panel comprised of Yale professors and Ph.D candidates.
Any Yale undergraduate can be a member of the YUEA. There is no membership fee; members need only to show up to meetings and sign up to work with one of the main divisions of YUEA. The officer positions, described above, shall be elected for year-long terms at the end of every spring semester.
Interested in joining? Contact Jack Sykes at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to get involved!