We are pleased to announce that the Northeastern University Fiscal Challenge team was selected for the final round and presented their research in Washington, DC on Friday, April 8th, 2022 where they won the competition. The University of Notre Dame team took second place and third place went to the University of Wisconsin-Madison team!
Each year, the Fiscal Challenge competition, with support from the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, tasks colleges around the country with creating a 20 minute presentation showcasing various fiscal policies to reach a target US Debt-to-GDP ratio over a 30 year period. From Social Security tax policy to Immigration reform, the team creates a comprehensive overview of the fiscal state of the US and how their policies would help maintain fiscal health over the long term. The competition, then selects six finalist teams to travel to Washington, DC, to present and defend their policies to professors and leading economists.