The Spotlight’s on You! Share Your Economic & Finance Research with Economists, Professors, and Your Peers

The 2017 Undergraduate Poster Competition is complete. Congratulations to the winners, and come back next year to find out how to join us for the 2018 competition.

2017 Undergraduate Research Poster Competition

Presented in partnership with The University of Akron.

Undergraduate college students are invited to present their research in economics or finance as a poster presentation. Federal Reserve economists, research analysts, finance professionals and faculty from area institutions will visit your poster exhibit to talk with you about your research. There is no registration fee.

You could win...

Economics Division

1st place: $200 value gift card
2nd place: $150 value gift card
3rd place: $100 value gift card


Finance Division

1st place: $200 value gift card
2nd place: $150 value gift card
3rd place: $100 value gift card

Certificates of participation awarded to all presenters.


Friday, May 5, 2017 • 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Continental breakfast and lunch provided


Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
1455 East Sixth Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Interested in presenting your research? There is no registration fee.

All students should carefully consider the context of their work and determine its relevance to either finance or economics, and submit their work accordingly. Students may only enter in one division. For clarification about which division best suits your submission, please consult your faculty advisor.

  1. Economics: Email Dr. Francesco Renna at by Wednesday, April 26.
    Finance: Email Dr. James Thomson at by Wednesday, April 26.
    The email must include:
    • "Undergraduate Poster Exhibit" in the subject line
    • Applicants full name
    • Applicants graduation date
    • Title of the project
    • Project category (Finance or Economics)
    • Name of the faculty sponsor and of the institution
    • 250-word abstract of your project.
  2. Have your faculty sponsor email or certifying the authenticity of your project.
  3. Follow this guide in preparing your poster presentation.
  4. Download this page as a flier for posting at your local institution.

Entrants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program or have graduated no earlier than summer 2016.

Family and friends are welcome to attend the exhibit if registered in advance. Attendance by faculty advisors and students is strongly encouraged!

To register or for more information, contact Jennifer Ransom,, 216.579.2025