Math x Economics

What is Math x Economics?

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.

2015 Program Details

The New York Fed is partnering with The Bronx Institute at Lehman College to host about 50 high school juniors and seniors from local high schools. The Bronx Institute seeks to engage students in academic programs aimed at helping them graduate high school, enter college and prepare for rewarding careers.

Date and Time
Friday, June 4, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Lehman College
250 Bedford Park Blvd W, Bronx, N.Y.

Draft Agenda
8:30am-9:00am Registration and Breakfast
9:00am-9:30am Welcome & Why Study Math and Economics
Linda Goldberg, Research, New York Fed
9:30am-11:15am Rotating Morning Sessions

Trading Game: How Prices Are Set
Carmi Recto, Economic Education, New York Fed

Econ Mini-Seminar: Making Strategic Decisions Using Game Theory
Michael Gedal, Community Development, New York Fed

11:15am-12:00pm Panel Discussion: Becoming an Economist
Grant Aarons, Research, New York Fed
Rosa Hayes, Research, New York Fed
Erik Vogt, Research, New York Fed

Marisa Casellas-Barnes, Economic Education, New York Fed
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunchtime Conversation with Presenters
1:00pm-1:45pm Conversation: Careers in Economics
Meta Brown, Research, New York Fed
Rodney Garratt, Research, New York Fed

Hannah Nudell, Economic Education, New York Fed
1:45pm-2:00pm Closing Remarks
Anand Marri, Outreach & Education, New York Fed
2:00pm Adjourn

Download the draft Agenda PDF.
Breakfast and lunch are provided.
Dress code is business casual.

For more information, contact Carmi Recto at
College-bound juniors and seniors from public high schools in the New York metropolitan area, with particular focus on Title I schools. This program seeks to increase the diversity in the field of economic policy and research. We strongly encourage minority and women candidates to apply.
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