About the Program

The Institute for Capacity Development’s Internal Economics Training (IET) program provides training over a wide range of topics that are relevant for IMF economists. The objective of the program is to ensure that Fund economists at all levels stay at the forefront of the profession and remain current on the major issues of the day.

The program consists of courses (which run from two to five days) and seminars (typically half-day events) on topics in econometrics, economic theory, finance, monetary and exchange rate policy, open-economy macroeconomics, political economy, public economics, and trade. The popularity of the program has elicited a rapid expansion in the number of courses and seminars offered since the program’s inception. The Institute consults with economists from across the Fund in choosing the topics to be covered as well as the speakers to be invited, and it seeks feedback from participants in all the courses and seminars. The range of topics covered has broadened significantly in recent years, reflecting the increasingly complex and rapidly evolving environment which Fund economists operate.

The Institute invites some of the best-known scholars in their fields to the Fund to conduct the courses and seminars. Among these are recent recipients of the Nobel Prize in Economics, as well as the John Bates Clark Medal. Since 2000, country officials have also participated in selected week-long IET courses in various fields.

Economics Training Program
2018 Courses
Growth Policy DesignAghion,Philippe
Panel Data AnalysisBaltagi,Badi H.
Econometrics for Macroeconomists Using StataBaum,Christopher F.
Specifying, Solving, and Estimating DSGE Models: An IntroductionCanova,Fabio
BuDA: A Bottom-Up Default Analysis Platform for Macrofinancial AnalysisChan-Lau,Jorge Antonio
Financial Markets, Growth, and Information in Asset PricingChan-Lau,Jorge Antonio
Monetary Policy Analysis and Forecasting (MPAF)Choi,Woon Gyu
Formulation, Estimation, and Policy Analysis with DSGE ModelsChristiano,Lawrence J.
Financial Markets, Growth, and Information in Asset PricingCosimano,Thomas F.
Data Science for EconomistsDas,Sanjiv Ranjan
Financial Markets, Growth, and Information in Asset PricingFullenkamp,Connel
Safe Asset Scarcity, Aggregate Demand, Low Real Interest Rates, Global Imbalances, and the Internat'l Monetary SystemGourinchas,Pierre-Olivier
Macroeconomic DiagnosticsHasanov,Fuad
Making a Miracle: Diversification and Growth PoliciesHasanov,Fuad
Inclusive Growth: Policies, Tools, and ApplicationsHussain,Mumtaz
Macroeconomic Models with Financial FrictionsKiyotaki,Nobuhiro
Understanding and Fighting CorruptionKlitgaard,Robert
Economics for Non-EconomistsLoungani,Prakash N.
Macroeconomic ForecastingMartin,Vance
Macroeconometric Modeling and Forecasting Using EViewsMcNown,Robert F.
Macroprudential Policy Modeling for Open EconomiesMendoza,Enrique
Capital Flows ManagementMontiel,Peter J.
Introduction to Nonstationary Macro Panel Data TechniquesPedroni,Peter
Estimating the Effects of Government Macroeconomic Policies: A Guide for PractitionersRamey,Valerie A.
New Developments in Fiscal PolicyReis,Ricardo A.M.R.
Exchange Rate EconomicsSarno,Lucio
Advanced Forecasting MethodsTimmermann,Allan
Macroeconomic Modeling and Forecasting Using R-StudioTsay,Ruey S.
Modern Monetary EconomicsWalsh,Carl
Foundations of BankingWalsh,Eamonn
Structural VARs and Dynamic Factor Models in MacroeconomicsWatson,Mark

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Economics Training Program
2018 Seminars
Untangling Trade and Technology's Labor Market ImpactsAutor,David H.
Unfinished BusinessBayoumi,Tamim
Putting the Cycle Back into Business Cycle AnalysisBeaudry,Paul
Immigration, Labor Markets, and InequalityBorjas,George J.
Fiscal-Monetary Policy Interactions and the Fiscal Theory of the Price LevelBuiter,Willem H.
The Industrial Revolution for Modern EconomistsClark,Gregory
Text-Based Insights into Policy Risks and Their Effects on Equity Returns, Investment, and EmploymentDavis,Steven J.
Measuring and Modeling Connectedness in Economic and Financial NetworksDiebold,Francis X.
Factor Models and Big Data EconometricsFan,Jianqing
World Development Report 2018: Learning to Realize Education's PromiseFilmer,Deon
OTC Derivatives ReformGlasserman,Paul
R&D Subsidies and InnovationHowell,Sabrina T.
The State of Applied EconometricsImbens,Guido W.
Emerging Markets Credit CyclesIvashina,Victoria
Climate Economics: Consequences and PoliciesJones,Benjamin F.
Monetary Policy and Labor MarketsLevin,Andrew T.
Basel III As Systemic Risk ManagementLevonian,Mark
Open Forum - The Rate and Direction of Innovation-Led Growth: A Mission-Oriented ApproachMazzucato,Mariana
Crude Volatility: The History and the Future of Boom-Bust Oil PricesMcNally,Robert
Machine Learning, Big Data, and DevelopmentNeill,Daniel B.
Cities of Knowledge: The Search for the Next Silicon ValleyO'Mara,Margaret
Central Bank Policy and the Debt TrapOrphanides,Athanasios
Building State CapabilityPritchett,Lant
Open Forum - Straight Talk on Trade and GlobalizationRodrik,Dani
World Development Report 2018: Learning to Realize Education's PromiseRogers,Halsey
The Economic Effects of PopulismRovira Kaltwasser,Cristobal
Heterogeneous Firms, Trade, and Labor MarketsVerhoogen,Eric A.