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Macroeconometric Forecasting

Macroeconometric Forecasting and Analysis (MFA)

Invitation

Session No.: CT 18.04

Location: Dalian, China

Date: May 28, 2018 - June 8, 2018 (2 weeks)

Primary Language: English

    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 should 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 highly recommended that applicants complete the online Macroeconometric Forecasting (MFx) course before enrolling in this course.
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    Course Description

    This course, presented by the IMF 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 will work in groups on hands-on estimation and forecasting exercises.

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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 when they return home.
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