Students from Ohio and western PA colleges showcase their economic research at May 2 competition sponsored by Cleveland Fed and University of Akron

On Friday, May 2, 2014, fourteen students from Ohio and western Pennsylvania colleges will showcase their economic research in the main lobby of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, as part of a poster competition sponsored by the Cleveland Reserve Bank and The University of Akron Department of Economics.

The students will have the opportunity to talk – and network -- with economists and analysts from the Cleveland Fed, who will be reviewing their work and selecting three gift-card winners. Prizes will be awarded based on the quality of the research and its presentation. The students' research covers a variety of timely topics including healthcare, gun control, and employment success.

The students participating in the competition attend Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania; Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio; Marietta College, in Marietta, Ohio; Oberlin College, in Oberlin, Ohio; The University of Akron, in Akron, Ohio; and Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania. (Students’ names available upon request.)

News media are invited to attend the competition, which runs from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm on May 2, but must register in advance with June Gates at 216.579.2048 or june.a.gates@clev.frb.org. A photo ID is required for admittance.

The Cleveland Fed has been partnering with The University of Akron Department of Economics to host the competition since 2009.

About the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that, along with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., comprise the Federal Reserve System. As part of the nation’s central bank, the Cleveland Fed participates in the formulation of U.S. monetary policy, supervises banking organizations, provides payment and other services to financial institutions and the U.S. Treasury, and performs many activities that support Federal Reserve operations System-wide. In addition, the Bank supports the well-being of communities across the Fourth Federal Reserve District through a wide array of research, outreach, and educational activities.

The Cleveland Fed, with branches in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, serves an area that comprises Ohio, western Pennsylvania, eastern Kentucky, and the northern panhandle of West Virginia. For more information, go to www.clevelandfed.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@ClevelandFed).