M id A tlantic ? As this is the inaugural column of The Professor’s Challenge, The Professor thought he would start our readers off with an EASY ECONOMICS QUESTION . Q uestion: A prudent investor should be concerned with the effect that inflation has on real rates of return. Therefore, if Treasury bills are currently paying 3.9% and the inflation rate is 2.1%, what must the exact real rate of return on your investment be? THE PROFESSOR’S CHALLENGE Are You Up For A Challenge? The winner of this challenge will receive a FREE 1 year subscription to the - DC

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All responses should be emailed to the Publisher of the Mid - Atlantic Real Estate Journal (lchristman@marejournal.com) by May 25, 2018 . Include your name and email address on all submissions. One submission per person.

The winner of this challenge will receive a free 1 year subscription to the Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Journal. All decisions by the publisher will be at publisher’s sole discretion. Each challenge winner will be notified within 30 days of the submissions due date.

Meet The Professor Ronald M. Shapiro Assistant Professor of Professional Practice Finance and Economics Department Rutgers Business School Rutgers University

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