The FDIC turns to college students for a new perspective on some of its trickiest research questions

For the second year in a row, economists at the FDIC are turning to college students to help answer some of their toughest research problems. Not just by asking students to answer academic questions – but by helping to figure out exactly what questions bank regulators ought to be asking. The second annual FDIC Academic Challenge launched a few weeks ago. This one’s focused on the effects of COVID-19 on the banking system. For more, the Federal Drive spoke with Jon Pogach, the Chief of Financial Modeling and Research at the FDIC.