QC Economics


Are you an entrepreneur? Do you have a great idea for a company, startup, etc? Do you need programmers, funding and advice on how to be successful.

Well be sure to attend the Economics and Business Club: Entrepreneurship and Technology Event which will take place this upcoming Wednesday, November 18th from 6-8:30 in the Student Union Ballroom 4th Floor. These questions will be answered by a distinguished panel who have experience in startups, venture capitalists, programming, data management and much more. We will be also having a interactive app challenge, prizes, food, recruiters and much more to help see YOUR idea become a reality!!!

Spring 2016, the Economics department is offering:

ECON 391: Special Problems. Topic: Monetary Theory and Policy (tailored for Fed Challenge)

Recommended for students of high standing who want to do special individual research in economics under the guidance of an instructor. (A student may receive credit only once for courses in the 391.1-391.3 series.)

Objective: learning about monetary theory and policy to analyze current macroeconomic conditions and to provide recommendations. The goal is to put together in a comprehensive view topics such as role of the Federal Reserve, business cycles, role of money, fiscal and monetary policies, financial markets, international finance and then to forecast unemployment, inflation, output and other economic variables to identify potential risks and finally to describe adequate policy remedies.

This is a class opened to everyone interested in this topic but it is tailored to prepare a team for the Fed Challenge.

Prerequisites: ECON 201, ECON215 and preferably any of ECON326, ECON328, BUS341W, BUS350, BUS351, or authorization from instructor.

Schedule: Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:15am to 10:30am.
Instructor: Luc Marest
Contact: luc.marest@qc.cuny.edu
Office: PH306H

Fed Challenge
It is organized by the Federal Reserve annually. Each college has a team of 3 to 5 students (undergraduate students). Each team presents for 15 minutes an update of the current macroeconomic situation, make a forecast, and provide a monetary policy recommendation in front of a panel of judges. It is followed by a 15 minutes questions and answers session. The first round occurs late October - early November in a district level. The final round takes place early December at the national level.

The Economics Department at Queens College created a class (ECON391) for spring 2016 specifically designed to prepare for the 2016 Fed Challenge. It is a class that will also be open to anyone interested in acquiring advanced knowledge in money and banking, macroeconomics, monetary policy and financial markets.

For more information about the challenge, you can go to: http://www.newyorkfed.org/education/fedchallenge_college.html

The Economics and Business Club would like to cordially invite you to our event which will highlight Entrepreneurship and Management.

November 11th from 12:15-1:30 in PowderMaker Room 130.

This event will feature highly successful keynote speaker Leo D'Acierno who is a a former partner at Bain & Company, Senior Executive at TDAmeritrade and founder of PriMETRIQ.

Not just a summer job - a career-making internship!

The information session for the Deerfield Internship/Fellowship Program is almost here! Summer interns at Deerfield Management Company, will gain valuable experience in the healthcare finance field and earn $3,000 monthly for their work. Also, they may be selected to continue working at Deerfield for a yearlong fellowship, earning an additional $39,000 during the school year. Deerfield guarantees full-time positions to those who successfully complete the yearlong program.

Eligibility requirements: A major relevant to healthcare finance (for example, business or economics, the hard sciences, and mathematics)
GPA of 3.2 or higher in the major and related coursework
Anticipated graduation in Spring 2017

Click here to view the internship application! The Summer Internship Program is tentatively set to begin in early June 2016. Application deadline is 12/4/15.

Visit the new Office of Career Development & Internships Website!