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".
The conference covers a broad range of themes related to the conduct of monetary policy. 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: ▪ The role of climate change for monetary policy ▪ Monetary policy response to supply-side disturbances and structural change ▪ Monetary and fiscal interactions: monetary policy with high public debt levels
Professor Ludwig Straub (Harvard University) will teach the EABCN Training School "Heterogeneous-Agent Macro in the Sequence Space" in Manheim. The goal of this course is to get participants up to speed on solution methods for general equilibrium models with heterogeneity, including computation of steady states, transition dynamics, estimation, and optimal policy. We will focus on the “sequence space” approach to solving these problems
We welcome submissions from a broad range of themes related to the consequences of the Covid-19 shock for empirical macroeconomics. Topics of the conference include but are not limited to • Rare events and disaster-type shocks • Measuring economic uncertainty and its effects • Nowcasting and forecasting in a changing environment • Inflation dynamics • Business cycle measurement Serena Ng (Columbia University) and Frank Schorfheide (University of Pennsylvania) have confirmed their participation as invited speakers.
The 7th annual research conference jointly organized by the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) and the Euro Area Business Cycle Network (EABCN) will focus on the emerging challenges of public and private competition in payments and decentralized finance along with their legal and regulatory challenges. Confirmed keynote speakers are Prof. Markus Brunnermeier (Princeton University) and Tommaso Mancini-Griffoli (International Monetary Fund).