Revised October 15, 2006
Thank you for volunteering to serve as a “Summit Banker”. The purpose of the Summit is to simulate the Global Economy. Students are divided into country teams and are competing and cooperating to increase the standard of living for their countries.
Summary of the Banker’s Job
As teams compete to score points, you will make loans, collect tariffs, sell Internal Improvement Coupons, redeem Foreign Aid Vouchers and count each country’s final balance of cash as the competition closes.
How to get help
Please confer with the “Senior Summit Scorekeeper/Banker” at today’s Summit for help.
Your Banker Packet includes:
Summit Schedule and Instructions
12:00—12:45 Banker Arrival and Set Up
As you arrive and prepare for the bank opening at 12:45, the student teams are just returning from lunch and will take a Summit Economics Quiz during this period.
How to Make a Summit Bank Loan
Each team can earn 10 points by taking out, holding for 15 minutes and then repaying a Summit Bank Loan with interest. They borrow 5 Welcos and repay 5 Welcos plus 1 Welco interest. All loans must be secured with one Export Coupon as collateral. If a team takes out a Summit Loan but fails to repay it, they will be penalized 20 points.
How to Collect a Summit Loan:
How to Sell Internal Improvements
Countries earn 5 points for every Internal Improvement Coupon they purchase from the Summit Bank. (Maximum 20 points) These represent Healthcare, Education and Infrastructure improvements. The countries must prove to their Scorekeeper that they have completed these acquisitions by presenting the actual coupons.
Wealthier countries give needier countries Foreign Aid Vouchers. Countries may “cash in” their Foreign Aid Vouchers at the Bank for currency OR Internal Improvement Coupons.
Foreign Currency Exchange
Countries may come to the Summit Bank to exchange one kind of currency for another. Currency Exchange rates: 1 Welco = 2 Devcos. 1 Devco = 2 Lescos. 1 Welco = 4 Lescos.
Countries are divided into Trade Alliances. When one country acquires an Export Coupon from another country in its alliance, there is no tariff. But if it acquires a coupon outside its alliance, the importing country must pay a 1 DEVCO tariff to the Bank. Student teams must prove to their Scorekeeper that they have paid their tariffs by showing that the Bank has placed a Happy Face Stamp on the team’s Strategic Plan form. The penalty for not paying tariffs is disqualification from the Summit.
Count Final Cash
Teams can earn 5 points if they have more cash at the end of the Summit than at the beginning. Check the student’s Strategic Plan Form for beginning cash. Count and record the ending cash and apply your happy face stamp.
1:50 Bank Closed – Accept no more transactions
At this point, the final Summit scoring is tallied in preparation for the Award Ceremony. Please stay with us while we calculate the scores.
2:10—2:30 Summit Award Ceremony