2023 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!

Timeline and Rules         

2023 Government Finance Case Challenge:

Target City: City of Denver, Colorado

Graduate Team Winner: Missouri State University

Advisor: Kyle Goodin
Student Team: Jamey Arter, Bailey Ewert, and Lucy Petet
Winning CCR | Winning Video Presentation

Jamey Arter

Jamey Arter

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Bailey Ewert

Lucy Petet

Lucy Petet

Undergraduate Team Winners:
University of Connecticut

Advisor: Suzanne Cansler
Student Team: Christian Chlebowski
Winning CCR | Winning Video Presentation

Christian Chlebowski

Christian Chlebowski

 

 

 

 

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Advisor: Dr. Jian Zhou
Student Team: You-Fan Chai, Manying Huang, and Alaina Rhoades
Winning CCR | Winning Video Presentation

You-Fan Chai

You-Fan Chai

Manying Huang

Manying Huang

Alaina Rhoades

Alaina Rhoades

Questions? Contact AGA at challenge@agacgfm.org.