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
2020 Courses
Integrated Inflation TargetingAgenor,Pierre-Richard
Virtual Training - Social Safety Nets for MacroeconomistsEvans,Brooks Fox
Virtual Training - Making a Miracle: Diversification and Growth PoliciesHasanov,Fuad
Macroprudential Policy Modeling for Open EconomiesMendoza,Enrique
Virtual Training - New Developments in Fiscal PolicyReis,Ricardo A.M.R.
Structural VARs and Dynamic Factor Models in MacroeconomicsWatson,Mark
Analyzing Trade and Trade Policy with the Structural Gravity Model and ApplicationsYotov,Yoto V.

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Economics Training Program
2020 Seminars
Virtual Training - The Political Economy of the PandemicAcemoglu,Daron
Open Forum - Private Government: How Employers Rule Our LivesAnderson,Elizabeth
Virtual Training - Trade and GVCs During and After the COVID-19 PandemicAntras,Pol
Virtual Training - The Coronavirus and the Great Influenza PandemicBarro,Robert
Virtual Training - Economic Outlook in the Face of COVID-19 and Potential Policy ResponsesBlanchard,Olivier
Virtual Training - Central Banks Now and Later: Provision of Liquidity and LifelinesBrunnermeier,Markus K.
Virtual Training - The Green Recovery from the PandemicCarney,Mark Joseph
Virtual Training - Macroeconomic Consequences of Remittances in LMICs and FCSChami,Ralph
Causal Inference with High-Dimensional DataChernozhukov,Victor V.
Virtual Training - COVID-19 as a Reallocation Shock and Policies for RecoveryDavis,Steven J.
Virtual Training - Deaths of Despair and the Covid-19 PandemicDeaton,Angus
Virtual Training - Macroeconomic Implications of COVID-19: Can Negative Supply Shocks Cause Demand Shortages?Guerrieri,Veronica
Virtual Training - Restructuring Sovereign DebtHagan,Sean
Virtual Training - COVID-19 Vaccine Investment Strategy for Developing CountriesKremer,Michael
Virtual Training - Toward the Recovery From the PandemicKrugman,Paul R.
The Evolving Market for Entrepreneurial FinanceLerner,Josh
Virtual Training - The Epidemiologist's View: The COVID-19 Pandemic and Ways ForwardLipsitch,Marc
Virtual Training - Big Data Analytics: Alternative Approaches and a New PerspectivePesaran,Hashem
Virtual Training - Suspending Debt Payments Amid the COVID-19 Shock and the Future Debt ReliefReinhart,Carmen
Structural Change and the Labor MarketRogerson,Richard
Virtual Training - Labor Markets, Unemployment, and u*Sahin,Aysegul
Market Power and Concentration: Theory and EvidenceSyverson,Chad