Financial Programming and Policies, Part 1: Macroeconomic Accounts & Analysis

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4 месяца
О курсе

How healthy is the state of the economy? How can economic policy help support or restore health to the economy? These questions are at the heart of financial programming. In our FPP courses you will learn the building blocks of how to answer to these questions.

Financial programming is a framework to analyze the current state of the economy, forecast where the economy is headed, and identify economic policies that can change the course of the economy.

In Part 1 of the FPP sequence, presented by IMF's Institute for Capacity Development, you will learn the basic skills required to conduct financial programming. The course presents the principal features of the four main sectors that comprise the macroeconomy (real, fiscal, external, and monetary); demonstrates how to read, interpret, and analyze the accounts for these sectors; and illustrates how these sectors are interlinked. (Part 2 of the FPP sequence will cover preparation of a baseline forecast and design of an adjustment program.)

During the course, economists from the IMF will lead you through the accounts and analysis of an economy. Besides engaging with lecture videos, you will answer questions on the concepts explained, solve short numerical exercises, discuss with fellow participants economic developments in your country, and work with data for a hypothetical country. The reading material will be provided to you.

Whether you are a civil servant working on economic issues for your country, a professional working with economic data, or simply interested in better understanding the developments of an economy, this course will provide hands-on training on macroeconomic analysis. We hope that you will join us in this exciting journey!

Financial Programming and Policies, Part 1 is offered by the IMF with financial support from the Government of Japan.

Программа
Financial Programming and Policies, Part 1: Macroeconomic Accounts & Analysis
A course on the macroeconomic accounts, their interrelationships, and the analysis of economic developments.
Что Вы изучите?
  • How to identify the four main sectors of an economy and understand the key linkages among them
  • How to read, interpret, and analyze macroeconomic data
  • How to identify macroeconomic imbalances
  • How to retrieve data for your own country and analyze it
Лекторы
Paolo Dudine
Paolo Dudine
Paolo Dudine is currently a Senior Economist in the Fiscal Affairs Department of the IMF. Until recently, he was at the IMF's Institute for Capacity Development, which he joined in 2009. He obtained his Ph.D. in 2004 from New York University. During his career at the IMF, Paolo worked on low-income country issues, served as the external sector economist for Honduras and Bulgaria, and worked in the African Department. Paolo is a national of Italy.
Adolfo Barajas
Adolfo Barajas
Senior Economist in the Institute for Capacity Development The International Monetary Fund
Adolfo Barajas is a Senior Economist in the Institute for Capacity Development at the IMF. He teaches courses in financial sector issues and macroeconomics. He has worked in the Western Hemisphere and Middle East and Central Asia departments of the Fund, and as a researcher in the Colombian central bank and at Fedesarrollo, a private think tank. He has a Ph.D. in economics from the Stanford University and a B.A. in economics from the Universidad de los Andes.
Eric Verreydt
Eric Verreydt
Eric Verreydt is a former Senior Economist at the IMF's Institute for Capacity Development. During most of his twenty-plus year career at the IMF, Eric worked as a country economist, resident representative, or mission chief for various low- or middle- income countries in Africa and the Western Hemisphere. Eric graduated in econometrics from the University of Brussels, where he also taught and conducted applied research on international trade issues. Eric is a national of Belgium.
Luisa Zanforlin
Luisa Zanforlin
Luisa Zanforlin is a Lead Financial Sector Specialist at the World Bank. Until recently, she was a Senior Economist at the IMF’s Institute for Capacity Development, which she joined in 2012. Luisa holds a Ph.D. from the European University Institute in Florence. She joined the IMF in 1995 and has worked in the European Department and the Monetary and Capital Markets Department. Luisa has done extensive work in the area of international economics and finance, and has done related work in several countries around the world, including Iceland, Italy, Greece, Mexico, Portugal, and Romania. Luisa is a national of Italy.
Nan Li
Nan Li
Nan Li is an Economist at the IMF's Research Department. She was previously at the IMF's Institute for Capacity Development. Nan has a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University, specializing in business cycles, international economics, and economic growth. Nan joined the IMF from the Ohio State University, where she was an assistant professor at the Department of Economics (2007-2011). Nan is also a research associate of the Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Nan is a national of China.
Francesco Luna
Francesco Luna
Senior Economist, Institute for Capacity Development The International Monetary Fund
Francesco Luna is a Senior Economist at the IMF’s Institute for Capacity Development. He joined the Fund in 2000 and worked on transition economies, emerging markets, and developing economies. More recently, he has worked at the IMF’s Independent Evaluation Office participating in an evaluation on IMF forecasts. Before joining the Fund he was at the University of Venice in Italy, visiting professor at Oberlin College and a consultant for the World Bank. He holds a PhD from UCLA and a Doctorate from the University of Bologna. Francesco is a national of Italy.
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Financial Programming and Policies, Part 1: Macroeconomic Accounts & Analysis