Training Schools

Continuous-time Methods in Macroeconomics (with applications to heterogeneous agent models)

30/09/2020 to 02/10/2020
University of Mannheim

Jesús Fernández-Villaverde (University of Pennsylvania) and Galo Nuño (Bank of Spain) will be the instructors of this course which will introduce the main tools, as well as recent advances, in continuous-time methods in macroeconomics, with a focus on their application to Heterogeneous Agent models.

Recent Developments in Forecasting

03/06/2020 to 05/06/2020
Bank of Italy

THE EVENT IS POSTPONED: THE NEW DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN DUE CORSE

The course introduces participants to a variety of advanced topics and recent developments in economic forecasting. Professors Graham Elliott and Allan Timmermann will teach the course.

Fiscal Policy: Estimating Causal Evidence and Positive Theory

04/05/2020 to 05/05/2020
Online Course

We are pleased to announce details of the latest EABCN Training School; a two-day course entitled “Fiscal Policy: Estimating Causal Evidence and Positive Theory”. Professor Morten Ravn will teach the course. It is primarily aimed at participants in the Euro Area Business Cycle Network but applications will also be considered from doctoral students, post-doctoral researchers and economists working in central banks and government institutions outside of the network, as well as commercial organisations (fees are applicable for non-network non-academic organisations).

Note that due the global COVID-19 outbreak this course will be held online.

Solution Methods for Discrete Time Heterogeneous Agent Models and Markov Switching Linear Models

16/09/2019 to 18/09/2019
Bank of England (London)

Wouter den Haan (London School of Economics) and Pontus Rendahl (University of Cambridge) will be the instructors of the course that will discuss computational methods for macro analysis. 

Inference in Macro: From Big Data to Structural Analysis

05/06/2019 to 07/06/2019
Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Barcelona

Domenico Giannone (Fed NY) and Giorgio Primiceri (Northwestern) will be the instructors of a course that covers methods designed to deal with prediction with “big data” in macroeconomics, and to conduct structural analysis. 

Term Structure Modelling

27/08/2018 to 29/08/2018
Bank of Finland, Helsinki

Professors Kenneth Singleton and Anh Le will cover select topics on the modelling of the term structure of interest rates, including reduced-form affine term structure models and equilibrium models of the interest rates in which agents are endowed with specific preferences.

Heterogeneous Agent Models in Continuous Time with Monetary Policy Applications

04/06/2018 to 06/06/2018
University of Mannheim

Prof. Benjamin Moll (University of Princeton) will teach a course that will develop tools for the analysis and numerical solution of heterogeneous agent models in continuous-time focusing in particular on numerical solutions techniques using finite difference methods.

 

Oil and the Macroeconomy

28/05/2018 to 30/05/2018
EUI, Florence

Prof. Lutz Kilian (U. Michigan) will cover the determination of the price of oil in global markets and the relationship between the price of oil and the macroeconomy (inflation, growth, financial markets).

Practical DSGE Models

13/09/2017 to 15/09/2017
Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt

The 27th EABCN training school will be a three days course on 'Practical DSGE Models' taught by Professor Fabio Canova (BI Norwegian School of Management)Most DSGE model used by policy institutions are generally of large scale and little attention is generally paid to issues like model misspecification, model evaluation, model reduction and re-specification. This course offers hints on how one can address these all these issues in a unified way and make economic analyses more robust.

Monetary Policy: An Imperfect Knowledge Perspective

03/04/2017 to 05/04/2017
University of Manheim

The 26th EABCN training school will be a three days course on 'Monetary Policy:  An Imperfect Knowledge Perspective' taught by Professor Bruce Preston (University of Melbourne). Using a New Keynesian model with learning dynamics, this course builds an analytical framework for monetary policy evaluation that is consistent with the pervasive evidence of low-frequency variation in macroeconomic data. The consequences of such belief structures for monetary policy design are explored. 

Micro-Structure of Trade: Theory and Evidence

19/09/2016 to 21/09/2016
Florence - EUI

Professor Marc J. Melitz (Harvard University)  will survey the newer empirical literature based on firm-level studies of trade, and develop the analytical framework for general equilibrium models of trade with heterogeneous producers. The lectures will then cover applications (both theoretical and empirical) of these models to different subfields of international economics.