Can you do better than Bernanke & Co.?

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco has posted a “Fed Chairman Game” on their website.  It lets you set monetary policy for 16 quarters.

The game starts you off with the fed funds rate set at 4.50%, unemployment at 4.75% and inflation at 2.14%.  I played a few times and got hit with events like energy price spikes and stimulus programs.  I lost the first two tries but on the third go-round I decided to keep the fed funds rate around 3% ahead of inflation while also keeping an eye on th unemployment rate.  I am happy to say that I got to keep my job at the end of the game.

Give it a go and see how you do.  Click here to access the game.

Fed Chairmain Game

Fed Chairmain Game

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