St. John’s into the final round at ECB Generation €uro Students’ Award competition

The second Generation €uro Students’ Award – a competition for secondary school logo_enstudents resident in the euro area – was launched in November 2012 as a joint initiative by the European Central Bank (ECB) and 11 national central banks of the euro area. This competition isopen to all secondary school students who enjoy learning about economics and would like to know more about monetary policy issues.

St. John’s was just announced as one of the teams that was selected for the final round. The finalists are asked to give a presentation (in English) to a jury of experts at the European Central Bank (ECB) in mid-March. On that occasion, they should attempt to predict the April 2013 interest rate decision of the ECB’s Governing Council.

The presentation should cover the current economic conditions in the euro area, provide an assessment of the economic and inflation outlook, and explain the team’s interest rate decision and relevant economic arguments. Good luck in the finals to our HS team: Naomi, Helen, Kristoffer, Jack, Jackson and their teacher Mrs. D’Agostino!