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Courses 2016

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SPRING COURSES

WEEK 1

The econometrics of financial markets

(March 21-March 25, 2016)

Enrique Sentana (CEMFI)

Topics covered:

  • Mean-variance frontiers. GMM estimation and inference

  • Inferences about Mean Variance Frontiers for Arbitrage Portfolios and Gross Returns

  • Time series models of volatility.

  • Beyond mean variance analysis

WEEK 2

Empirical methods for the study of the monetary transmission mechanism

(March 29-April 1, 2016)

Fabio Canova (BI Norwegian Business School)

Topics covered:

  • Structural Vector Autoregression.

  • Factor models and FAVARS.

  • Bayesian approaches to structural time series analysis.

  • Panel models, Panel VARs and partial pooling.

 

SUMMER COURSES

WEEK 3

Exchange rate dynamics and predictability

(June 27-July 1, 2016)

Barbara Rossi (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

Topics covered:

  • Exchange rate dynamics

  • Time series models of exchange rates

  • Forecasting and evaluation

  • Non-gaussianity, time variations, forecast combination.

WEEK 4

Monetary and fiscal interactions in modern central banking analysis

(July 4-8, 2016)

Jesper Lindé (Stockholm School of Economics and Sveriges Riksbank)

Topics covered:

  • A practitioners guide to Bayesian DSGE estimation

  • Effects of fiscal policy in normal times and at the zero lower bound

  • Effects of fiscal policy in currency unions

  • International fiscal spillovers in currency unions.

  • Impact of impaired credibility on the efficiency of fiscal consolidations

For further details please visit BSCBS website at: http://www.mnb.hu/en/research/budapest-school-for-central-bank-studies/courses

Application deadline: March 2 for the Spring courses, June 5 for the Summer courses