Will Mahoney ’23, Archer Pil ’23, Shaurya Grover ’25, and Adam Kern ’23 teamed up to develop and write a podcast script, which was selected for publication in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Journal of Future Economists. The recognition is the result of their winning participation in the 2023 High School Fed Challenge, which gives students an opportunity to develop skills in teamwork, research, data literacy, and analytical writing.
Each year, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York designates a theme for the High School Fed Challenge to encourage students in grades 9 through 12 to learn more about and promote interest in economics for academic and professional pursuits. The 2022-23 theme, Economics of Globalization, challenged students to demonstrate their understanding of the integration of markets and the movement of goods and services across borders to make compelling arguments regarding the advantages or disadvantages of globalization and interconnectedness economies.
Will, Archer, Shaurya, and Adam were one of just 12 winning teams. Their script titled “Friendshoring” and Deglobalization in the Shadow of COVID-19 and Russia’s War in Ukraine discusses the concept of "friendshoring," or trying to protect supply chains by favoring trade with allies and nations that are seen as politically stable over one that is potentially less stable or less friendly.
Congratulations to these outstanding Upper School economists!