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
2019 Courses
TitleLecturer
Panel Data AnalysisBaltagi,Badi H.
Econometrics for Macroeconomists Using StataBaum,Christopher F.
Specifying, Solving, and Estimating DSGE Models: An IntroductionCanova,Fabio
Formulation, Estimation, and Policy Analysis with DSGE ModelsChristiano,Lawrence J.
Macroeconomic DiagnosticsHasanov,Fuad
Monetary Policy Analysis and Forecasting (MPAF)Hul,Yaroslav
Inclusive Growth: Policies, Tools, and ApplicationsHussain,Mumtaz
Macroeconomic Models with Financial FrictionsKiyotaki,Nobuhiro
Understanding and Fighting CorruptionKlitgaard,Robert
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
New Developments in Fiscal PolicyReis,Ricardo A.M.R.
Exchange Rate EconomicsSarno,Lucio
Advanced Forecasting MethodsTimmermann,Allan
Governing the Market: The Political Economy of DevelopmentWade,Robert H.
Modern Monetary EconomicsWalsh,Carl
DSGE Modeling with Applications to the Chinese EconomyZha,Tao

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Economics Training Program
2019 Seminars
TitleLecturer
Firms, Innovation, and PoliciesAkcigit,Ufuk
Populism, Immigration, and Redistribution in the Age of InequalityCavaille,Charlotte
Macroeconomic Consequences of RemittancesChami,Ralph
Potential Output, Expectations Formation, and Monetary PolicyCoibion,Olivier
Government Policies for Technology DiffusionComin,Diego A.
Machine Learning and Finance: Prediction and MeasurementDas,Sanmay
Foreign Exchange Management and InterventionDominguez,Kathryn M.E.
Long Run Growth of Financial Data TechnologyFarboodi,Maryam
Shadow Banking and the Four Pillars of Traditional Financial IntermediationFarhi,Emmanuel
The Complexity of Bank Holding Companies: A New Measurement ApproachFlood,Mark D.
Institute SeminarGans,Joshua S.
Intermediary Asset Pricing and Empirical EvidenceHe,Zhiguo
Growth and Structural TransformationHerrendorf,Berthold
Firms and International Development: Examples from Africa and Latin AmericaHjort,Jonas
Diagnosing and Fixing Resource MisallocationHsieh,Chang-Tai
Global Firms, Trade, and ServicesJensen,J. Bradford
Growth Economics: Ideas, Talent, and AIJones,Charles I.
The Critical Role of Markets in Climate Change AdaptationKahn,Matthew
Experiments for International Trade ResearchKhandelwal,Amit K.
Signaling Effects of Monetary PolicyMelosi,Leonardo
Managing Financial CrisesMetrick,Andrew
Institutions for Innovation: History and PoliciesMoser,Petra
Lessons for EU Integration from U.S. HistoryPosen,Adam S.
Open Forum - A Crisis of Beliefs: Investor Psychology and Financial FragilityShleifer,Andrei
Post-Crisis Regulatory Reforms of BankingThakor,Anjan V.
The Transmission of Commodity Price SupercyclesUrzua,Sergio S.
Managing Financial Globalization: Insights from the Recent LiteratureWei,Shang-Jin
A Skeptical View of the Impact of the Fed's Balance SheetWest,Kenneth D.
The Institutional Foundation of China's Financial SystemXiong,Wei
Rising Government Debt and What to Do About ItYared,Pierre
How Twelve Great Economists Would Solve Today's Biggest ProblemsYueh,Linda