Member Activities

Workshop on "Forecasting Issues in Developing Economies"

27/04/2017 to 28/04/2017
IMF, Washington

The International Institute of Forecasters, International Monetary Fund, American University and GW’s Research Program on Forecasting are jointly planning a workshop on “Forecasting Issues in Developing Economies” in Washington, DC on April 27-28, 2017. The workshop aims to draw together a small group of experts from around the world, to present and discuss the latest advances in predicting economic and social development in developing countries. Please send full papers to Simon Sheng (

February 14, 2017

Recent Advances in Computational Methods for Solving Models with Occasionally Binding Constraints

Training School
EUI, Florence

This course will present the most recent methods to study models with occasionally binding constraints. The istructors will be prof Fabio Canova, prof Wouter Den Haan, dr Junior Maih.


Housing and Household finance

28/08/2017 to 29/08/2017
Norge Bank, Oslo

​The role of the housing market and household indebtedness in affecting financial stability and the wider economy is at the forefront of discussions in policy institutions and in academia. The purchase of a home is the largest investment most individuals make during their lifetime and changes in households’ home equity may have distributional consequences. Much ground is not covered and key questions remain unanswered regarding the role housing plays in the macroeconomy. Access to large and detailed micro data may sharpen our understanding of these issues.

May 15, 2017

Understanding inflation: lessons from the past, lessons for the future?

21/09/2017 to 22/09/2017
ECB, Frankfurt

The aim of the conference, hosted by the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt am Main on 21-22 September 2017, is to enhance our understanding of the drivers and dynamics of inflation and of inflation expectations, to draw conclusions from the most recent low inflation environment as well as from earlier episodes, and to discuss lessons for the future.

May 31, 2017