Barcelona, Spain

Recent Developments in Forecasting

when 6 July 2015 - 10 July 2015
duration 1 week
fee EUR 1100

Barbara Rossi

Course leader

Barbara Rossi, ICREA Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Affiliated Professor at Barcelona GSE, and Research Associate at the Center for Research in International Economics (CREI).

Target group

Graduate students as well as more senior researchers willing to brush up their knowledge and expose themselves to the latest advances in academic research.

Course aim

Selected Topics:
- Recent developments in forecasting methodologies (e.g. forecasting with many predictors)
- New methods for evaluating models' forecasts
- Application 1: How well can we forecast inflation and output growth?
- Application 2: Do reduced-form models forecast better than DSGE models?

Computer Lab practicals*
* The computer lab offers practical sessions where students will implement the material discussed in class using Matlab, gaining valuable firsthand experience. Empirical examples will illustrate practical issues that researchers encounter while applying the techniques in practice to real data; the examples will focus on forecasting exchange rates, output growth, inflation and asset prices, among others.

Credits info

At the conclusion of the BMSS2015, participants will receive a diploma certifying attendance

Fee info

EUR 1100: Regular fee
EUR 600: Student fee
Computer Lab: 550€ regular / 300€ students
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