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
2017 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
Advanced Topics in the Estimation of Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium (DSGE) ModelsCanova,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
Macrofinancial Linkages, Systemic Risk, and Macroprudential PolicyChan-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.
Quantitative Methods in BankingDas,Sanjiv Ranjan
Macrofinancial Linkages, Systemic Risk, and Macroprudential PolicyDe Nicolo,Gianni
BuDA: A Bottom-Up Default Analysis Platform for Macrofinancial AnalysisDuan,Jin-Chuan
Financial Markets, Growth, and Information in Asset PricingFullenkamp,Connel
Bayesian VARSGonzalez Gomez,Andres
Safe Asset Scarcity, Aggregate Demand, Low Real Interest Rates, Global Imbalances, International Monetary SystemGourinchas,Pierre-Olivier
Macroeconomic Diagnostics (MDS)Hasanov,Fuad
Making a Miracle: Growth Policy ReloadedHasanov,Fuad
Macroeconomic Models with Financial FrictionsKiyotaki,Nobuhiro
Understanding and Fighting CorruptionKlitgaard,Robert
Macrofinancial Linkages, Systemic Risk, and Macroprudential PolicyKodres,Laura Ellen
Economics for Non-EconomistsLoungani,Prakash N.
Inclusive Growth: A Non-Technical IntroductionLoungani,Prakash N.
Macroeconomic ForecastingMartin,Vance
Volatility Modeling Using EViewsMartin,Vance
Factor Models in EViewsMartin,Vance
Macroeconometric Modeling and Forecasting Using EViewsMcNown,Robert F.
Macro-Prudential Policy Modeling for Open EconomiesMendoza,Enrique
External Vulnerability in Developing CountriesMontiel,Peter J.
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.
Bayesian VARSRestrepo,Jorge
Exchange Rate EconomicsSarno,Lucio
BuDA: A Bottom-Up Default Analysis Platform for Macrofinancial AnalysisSun,Wei
Advanced Forecasting MethodsTimmermann,Allan
Modern Monetary EconomicsWalsh,Carl
Foundations of BankingWalsh,Eamonn
Long-Run EconometricsWatson,Mark

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Economics Training Program
2017 Seminars
Innovation Policy and Economic GrowthAkcigit,Ufuk
The Global Trade StructureAntras,Pol
Dynamics of Firms from the Bottom Up: Data, Theories, and ModelsAxtell,Robert L.
Monetary Policy, the Zero Bound, and the Phillips CurveBall,Laurence
Can and Should Central Banks Lean Against Bubbles?Barlevy,Gadi
Currency Conflict and Trade Policy: A New Strategy for the United StatesBergsten,C. Fred
Open Forum - Demographic Upheavals: Global Population AgingBloom,David E.
Management, Productivity, and GrowthBloom,Nicholas
Immigration EconomicsBorjas,George J.
Open Forum - The Globalization of InequalityBourguignon,Francois
Awakening Helicopter Money?Buiter,Willem H.
Heterogeneous Agent Models and Labor MarketsChang,Yongsung
Breaking the Spell: Economic Diversification in Commodity ExportersCherif,Reda
Complexity and the Art of Public PolicyColander,David C.
GMM and Recent Developments in Likelihood MethodsDonald,Stephen G.
Economic ForecastingEricsson,Neil R.
Fiscal Policy in Currency UnionsFarhi,Emmanuel
Power Laws in Economics and FinanceGabaix,Xavier
Currency Conflict and Trade Policy: A New Strategy for the United StatesGagnon,Joseph E.
Collateral Equilibrium, Financial Innovation, and Financial CrisesGeanakoplos,John
Education and Economic OutcomesHanushek,Eric A.
An Overview of Industrial Policy, Past and PresentHarrison,Ann E.
Breaking the Spell: Economic Diversification in Commodity ExportersHasanov,Fuad
Inequality and TaxationHeathcote,Jonathan
Understanding Differences in Saving Rates Across CountriesImrohoroglu,Ayse
International Trade and Job PolarizationKeller,Wolfgang
Promoting Entrepreneurial InnovationsKerr,William R.
Boulevard of Broken Dreams: How Public Policy Can Spur EntrepreneurshipLerner,Josh
Evolving Approaches to Capital Adequacy for Financial StabilityLevonian,Mark
Econometric Identification in Treatment Models and Regression DiscontinuityLewbel,Arthur
Architects of the Euro: Intellectuals in the Making of European Monetary UnionMaes,Ivo
Partial Identification in Econometrics: Two Recent Case StudiesManski,Charles F.
Household Debt: Growing ChallengesMian,Atif R.
Sectoral Productivity Gaps and Labor Reallocation in LICsMiguel,Edward
Global Inequality: Methodology, Empirics, and Policy ImplicationsMilanovic,Branko L.
Open Forum - A Culture of Growth: The Origins of the Modern EconomyMokyr,Joel
Shocks and ConsumptionNakamura,Emi
China's Currency, Its Economy, and the State of the U.S.-China RelationshipPrasad,Eswar S.
Online Market Price Setting: Cross-Border Pass-Through and Policy ImplicationsRigobon,Roberto
Institutions and GrowthRobinson,James
Open Forum - Seeking Virtuous Business Models for ProsperityStout,Lynn A.
Macro-Financial History and Macro-Prudential PolicyTaylor,Alan M.
Fiscal Policy and the Business CycleVegh,Carlos A.
Breaking the Spell: Economic Diversification in Commodity ExportersWarner,Andrew