BI students impressed Central Bank Governor

3 March 2016

In the first round of Norges Bank's case competition, BI students gave the Central Bank Governor the "Spot on" best advice, and secured the gold tickets to the final. - I am impressed with what they have achieved, said the Governor.

48 students competed on March 2 to give Governor Øystein Olsen the best advice. Altogether, 12 teams gave written and oral recommendations to the governor about what should be done with the key interest rate at the next monetary policy meeting and why. The case problem was constructed with many similarities to the current economic situation.

From BI, students Tamara Haaland, Aleksander Cornejo, Synne Sandnes and Rosanna Johed were the winning team.

Tamara Haaland, Aleksander Cornejo, Øystein Olsen, Synne Sandnes and Rosanna Johed. (Photo: Nils S. Aasheim/Norges Bank)

- It is not surprising that young people are fast, but they are so quick to answer quite demanding questions, which I probably spend far more time. It is impressive, says Governor Øystein Olsen in a comment to Finansavisen about the BI students' contributions.

The next finals will take place in Stavanger, Bergen and Trondheim, before the main finals will be held in Oslo on 27 October. The prize includes an invitation to the Governor's annual address and gala dinner in 2017.

- The ideal goal is to win and be part of the dinner. Imagine how cool it must be, said Alexander Cornejo to Finansavisen.

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