Math x Economics is a one-day program for college-bound juniors and seniors in high school who are interested in the subject of mathematics. The program's mission is to encourage students from backgrounds underrepresented in the field of economics to pursue careers in economic policy and research.
Students take part in a variety of activities, get coursework recommendations from recent graduates and hear about different career paths from professional economists. Participants have a unique opportunity to meet other students with similar interests and ask questions of current New York Fed staff.
Math x Economics started as a pilot program with 25 students in 2010 at the New York Fed. Since then, the program has expanded to reach more students in the Second District every year and is now hosted by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., and other Federal Reserve Banks, including those in Kansas City and Chicago.