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Macroeconometric Forecasting

Macroeconometric Forecasting and Analysis (MFA)

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Session No.: HQ 20.08

Location: Washington, D.C., United States New location

Date: March 9-20, 2020 (2 weeks) New dates

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 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 Description

    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.

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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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