We are pleased to announce the latest EABCN Training School; a three-day course entitled “Difference-in-Differences and Event Study Estimators with Panel Data” taught by Professor Jeffrey Wooldridge (Michigan State University).
The conference covers a broad range of themes around monetary and macro-finance topics. It will bring together recent contributions in this area of research, focusing on studies with a strong theoretical basis and on empirical papers. A non-exclusive list of examples of relevant topics includes:
• Inflation shocks and their consequences
• Supply-side disturbances and structural change
• Monetary and fiscal interactions in the presence of high public debt levels
• Monetary policy implication of the green transition
The Bank of Italy, the Euro Area Business Cycle Network (EABCN), and the Pierre Werner Chair of the European University Institute (EUI) are organizing a joint conference that will take place in Florence for one full day on June 28th, 2024. The conference will cover a variety of themes related to green transition from a macroeconomic and financial perspective.
The conference covers a broad range of themes around empirical methods for central banking. It will bring together recent contributions in this area of research, including studies with a strong theoretical basis and empirical papers.
A non-exclusive list of examples of relevant topics includes: • Theoretical Advances on Local Projections • Empirical Applications of Local Projections • Local Projections in Central Banking • Empirical Analyses in monetary and fiscal policy
The conference covers a broad range of themes around monetary and macro-finance topics. It will bring together recent contributions in this area of research, including studies with a strong theoretical basis and empirical papers. A non-exclusive list of examples of relevant topics includes: ▪ High inflation and its consequences ▪ Supply-side disturbances and structural change ▪ Financial stability and international capital markets ▪ Digital assets and the unit of account role of money ▪ Monetary and fiscal interactions with high public debt levels
Many central banks in emerging economies have recently been adopting inflation-targeting regimes to steer inflation towards a target, thus reducing inflation volatility and ensuring macroeconomic stabilization, especially at times of adverse shocks. Although emerging markets differ substantially in terms of inflation targeting policy rules and parameters, operational design and policy tools, the empirical evidence seems to broadly suggest that inflation targeting is effective even in volatile and vulnerable macroeconomic environments.
The Euro Area Business Cycle Dating Committee, in collaboration with the Pierre Werner Chair, is organising a conference on potential output and output gap measurement, aiming at shedding light on how theoretical and statistical concepts of potential output and the output gap relate and how to measure them in practice. The focus is the Euro Area - either taken as a whole or, possibly, for different constituent countries - with a particular interest on the relationship between cyclical fluctuations extracted with different methods and gaps.
Professors Eric Ghysels, Massimiliano Marcellino and Jonas Straukas will a three-day course entitled “What's New in Mixed Frequency Data (MIDAS), with Applications to Machine Learning and Big Data”.
The focus of the course is the use of mixed frequency data in economics and finance. A variety of single and multiple equation models will be considered, for both small and large datasets, combined with alternative estimation and inference techniques. Theory and practical implementations will be covered.
Professor John Hassler (IIES Stockholm University) and Professor Per Krusell (IIES Stockholm University) will teach a three day online class on "Climate Change and its Effects on Macro/Monetary Policy".