Standards & Guidance

Government Finance Case Challenge

AGA invites currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate students to compete in a virtual Government Finance Case Challenge. Over two and a half weeks, student teams analyze data for an AGA–specified U.S. state, city or county government and develop a Citizen-Centric Report (CCR) for that location. The case challenge experience  raises student awareness of the importance of government accountability and transparency, helps students learn how much "data" is available that needs to be turned into information for citizens to consume, and raises awareness about exciting careers in government.

Submissions are judged by a panel of government finance experts, and finalists are invited to present their findings in a team-created video of a mock government meeting. Graduate teams are judged against graduate teams; and undergraduate teams are judged against undergraduate teams. Additionally, members of each winning team and their advisors each receive a $1,000 scholarship award

and Rules

2021 Government Finance Case Challenge:

Target City: City of Montgomery, Alabama

Graduate Team Winner:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Advisor: Allen (Chip) Snively Jr.
Student Team: Michael Brockman, Reagan Lee, Ian Trott
Winning CCR | Winning Video Presentation

Michael Brockman
Reagan Lee

Ian Trott

Undergraduate Team Winner:
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Advisor: Dr. Jenny Teruya
Student Team: Kelli Chinen, Stefani Sakamoto, Michelle Yim
Winning CCR | Winning Video Presentation

Kelli Chinen
Stefani Sakamoto

Michelle Yim
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