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Macroeconometric Forecasting and Analysis (MFA)

Macroeconometric Forecasting

This course, presented by the Institute for Capacity Development, gives government officials a rigorous foundation in the estimation of macroeconometric models and their application for forecasting and policy analysis in central banks, ministries, and public research institutions. Participants work in groups on hands-on estimation and forecasting exercises.

Read More Topic : General Macroeconomic Analysis

    Target Audience

    Government officials involved in developing macroeconometric models and forecasting for the analysis, design, and implementation of macroeconomic policy.

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    Qualifications

    Participants are expected to have an advanced degree in economics or equivalent experience and a background in econometrics. They should also be comfortable using EViews for econometric applications. It is strongly recommended that applicants have completed the online Macroeconometric Forecasting (MFx) course.

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    Course Objectives

    Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

    • Identify the bases for a number of model specifications.
    • Use EViews software to apply modeling techniques to country data and replicate results from important published research papers.
    • Apply the techniques learned to country cases from their region to forecast and analyze a policy issue.
    • Apply appropriate tools available in the EViews econometric package to their own work or research and that of other countries.
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    Syllabus

    This two-week course aims at providing government and related officials a rigorous foundation in the estimation of macro-econometric models and their application for forecasting and policy analysis in central banks, ministries and public research institutions. Participants will work together in groups to undertake a number of hands-on estimation and forecasting exercises.
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    Upcoming Offering

    Start date End date Location Session No. Primary & (Interpretation) language Apply
    September 13, 2021 September 24, 2021 New Delhi, India SA 21.36V English Apply online by August 16, 2021
    September 20, 2021 September 30, 2021 Kuwait City, Kuwait CE 21.10V English Apply online by August 13, 2021
    November 1, 2021 November 12, 2021 Ebene, Mauritius AT 21.29V English (French, Portuguese) Apply online by October 8, 2021
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    IMF offers online training to government officials and public. Click Learn more to find our current offerings.

    Virtual : Fiscal Policy Analysis (FPA)

    Arabic, August 30, 2021 - September 9, 2021, Kuwait City, Kuwait

    Apply online by July 27, 2021

    Virtual : Monetary Policy (MP)

    English, September 20, 2021 - October 1, 2021, Singapore, Singapore

    Apply online by July 30, 2021

    Virtual : Fiscal Sustainability (FS)

    English, October 18-29, 2021, Singapore, Singapore

    Apply online by August 1, 2021