Week 1

Junior Maih received his PhD in economics in 2005 from the University of Oslo, Norway. Currently, he is a senior economist and special adviser at Norges Bank (Central bank of Norway) and associate professor in the department of economics of the Norwegian Business School (BI). Prior to these appointments, he also worked for the International Monetary Fund, in the modeling division of the research department.

He has been to several universities (Stanford, Santa Cruz, California Riverside, among others) and central banks (including the bank of Belgium, Banque de France, the bank of Canada, the Atlanta Fed, the Federal Reserve Board, the Bank of Hungary, San Francisco Fed, BEAC) either for giving mini courses, as a visiting scholar or for giving technical assistance.

He participates in the development of different toolboxes for solving and estimating structural macroeconomic models in general and DSGE models in particular. Among others, he is the author of the RISE toolbox.

Week 2

Fabio Canova is Professor of Economics at BI Norwegian Business School, program director of the Budapest School of Central Bank Studies, Head of Training at the Florence School of Banking and Finance, Director of the International Association of Applied Econometrics, member of the scientific committee of the Euro Area Business Cycle network, member of the scientific committee of ESOBE, a research visitor at the Norges Bank and an editor of the Journal of Applied Econometrics.

In the recent past he has been program chair for the European Meetings of the Econometric Society 2014, a panelist of ANVUR in 2013, coeditor of the Journal of the European Economic Association from 2008 to 2013 and a referee for ERC, NSF, ESRC proposals. He has also held The Pierre Werner Chair at the European University Institute from 2012 to 2014, a ICREA research professorship at Universitat Pompeu Fabra from 2005 to 2012 and a chair in Monetary Economics at the University of Bern in 2008.

Has has taught classes in numerous universities and given professional courses at the Bank of England, Riksbank, Bank of Italy, Bundesbank, ECB, Bank of Spain, Bank of Portugal, Bank of Hungary, Bank of Argentina, Banco do Brazil, Banco de Peru, South African Central Bank, Central Bank of Indonesia, Swiss National Bank, Banco de Mexico, Banco de La Republica de Colombia, Banco de Venezuela, Bank of Israel, Monetary and Banking Institute of Iran, Waifem, Central Bank of Chile, Central Bank of Korea, Bank of Albania, at the EABCN, at the Central Bank program in Genzersee, the IMF, the EU commission, the UK Foreign Office and UK treasury, among others. He has held consultancy positions with the Bank of England, the ECB, the Bank of Italy, the Bank of Spain, the Norges Bank and the IMF.

He has published over 85 articles in international journals and his graduate textbook, Methods for Applied Macroeconomic Research, has been published in 2007 by Princeton University Press and translated in Chinese in 2010.


Week 3

Dean Corbae is a professor in the department of Finance, Investment, and Banking at the Wisconsin School of Business. He also holds an appointment in the Economics department at UW. 

Before coming to Wisconsin, Corbae was the Sebastian Centennial Professor of Business Administration at the University of Texas at Austin. Corbae has been a visiting professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Cambridge University, as well as a Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, and St. Louis. 
Corbae is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation and the Gates Foundation through the Consortium on Financial Systems and Poverty. He has held editorial positions at the Journal of Economic Theory and the International Economic Review, among others. 

Corbae is the co-author of "An Introduction to Mathematical Analysis for Economic Theory and Econometrics" published by Princeton University Press. His research in macroeconomics and econometrics has been published in Econometrica, the Journal of Political Economy, and others.

Week 4

Domenico Giannone holds a PhD from the Universite' Libre de Bruxells (ULB), 2004. He is Research Officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Research Fellow of the Centre for European Policy Research (CEPR). His general fields of research are forecasting, monetary policy, business cycles and growth. He has designed econometric models that are routinely used to inform policy decisions in many institutions, was co-founder and director of Now-Casting.com(a web-based forecasting company), and was a member of the CEPR Business Cycle Dating Committee. He is associate editor for the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, the Journal of applied Econometrics, the International Journal of Forecasting and Empirical Economics.