Congratulations to the NU Fiscal Challenge Team who competed in the final round of the 2023 Fiscal Challenge and finished in 3rd place. The finals took place on Friday, April 14th, in Washington D.C.
Current team members include: Ivan Blinov, Sawyer Dixon, Chris Flynn, Oona Foulser, Aleksei Shilov, and Robert Squires.
In 2022, the Northeastern University Fiscal Challenge team (Peter Ballarot, Jan Berendtt, Thomas Dillon, Sawyer Dixon, Oona Foulsert, and Aleksei Shilovt) won the research competition in Washington, DC. 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.