NYU Stern Economic Growth Competition
April 30, 2014 - 4:30pm-5:45pm
The capstone project of Stern's Global Economy course is an in-depth study of an economy and an analysis of that economy's barriers to long-term growth. The Stern Economic Growth Competition gathers the top 4 projects---drawn this year from 27 team entries---for judging by 2 distinguished economists, Lewis Alexander and John Lipsky.
At the beginning of the semester, each team was randomly assigned a target country to study. Throughout the semester, each team analyzed various aspects of their country's economy. The team's final presentation synthesizes their findings, discusses the leading obstacles or risks to sustained economic growth in the country, and proposes a rule or policy change that would promote stable, long-run growth.
The presentations are virtual: they consist of a deck of slides and a set of notes (available below). Having reviewed the presentations from the 4 finalists, the judges will have up to 1 hour in total at the April 30th event to ask the teams questions about their target countries. The judges will then declare the winning team, awarding them the Henry Kaufman Prize for Economic Analysis at Stern.
Attendance at the competition is open to all NYU Stern faculty, staff, and students. If you wish to attend, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.