A team of Harker students won the first Stanford Pre-Collegiate Economics Competition, held Sat., April 15 at Stanford University. The team of Adriano Hernandez, Alan Jiang, Jacob Ohana, Derek Yen and Randy Zhao, all grade 11, narrowly defeated teams from Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire and the Bishop’s School in San Diego. During the competition, Harker’s team gave a presentation on the federal response to the Great Depression and the 2008 financial crisis. The competition also included a multiple-choice exam. As a bonus, the students also had the opportunity to attend a talk by influential macroeconomist John Taylor, who is currently a professor at Stanford.