Recent Developments in Forecasting
calendar_month 29 Iul 2015, 00:00
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 feeComputer Lab: 550 regular / 300 studentsSee information on registration and discounts at

Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional (CREI)
Address: Ramon Trias Fargas, 25
Postal code: 08005 Barcelona
City: Barcelona
Country: Spain
Phone: +34935421388