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You Can Bank On Birkdale!

The team of Lucy da Costa (Captain), Katie Bower, Archit Singh and Grace Walker were crowned champions of the Yorkshire & Humber Region at the recent Target 2.0 Interest Rate Challenge Competition, held in Leeds. This national competition pits the best Economics departments in the country against a panel of Bank of England judges and is also endorsed by The Times newspaper.

The outstanding young economists gave a polished performance in presenting their view on what interest rate and level of quantitative easing, along with any other aspect of monetary policy should be set in order to meet the Government’s inflation target of 2.0%.

This very promising team beat off the challenge from 6 other strong teams from the region, including Bradford Grammar School an QEGS Wakefield.

The team now goes on to the North & Midlands final in February.

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