An IIF section focusing on macroeconomic forecasting (GDP forecasting, inflation forecasting, macroeconomic nowcasting with large data sets, business cycles analysis, survey expectations, density forecasting, DSGE models, etc.). Follow us on Twitter @MacroFor.


Chair: Laurent Ferrara, SKEMA Business School
Vice Chair: Pilar Poncela, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Secretary: Gergely Ganics, Central Bank of Hungary
Christiane Baumeister, University Notre Dame
Malte Knueppel, Deutsche Bundesbank


  • Create a network of macroeconomic forecasters
  • Organize macroeconomics forecasting sessions during the ISFs and propose specific sessions, as for example an expert panel on current macro forecasting issues
  • Organize workshops on macroeconomic forecasting
  • Propose special issues/sections for IJF on macro topics
  • Contribute to diffuse information on workshops, conferences, calls for papers dealing with macroeconomic forecasting, and act as a contact point with other organizations.
  • Attract young researchers in macro forecasting to the IIF
  • Serve as a bridge between macro forecasters from institutions (international organizations, public bodies, private) and academics
  • Propose names for possible nominations to the IIF Board



31 May, 3:30pm CEST: Giulia Mantoan, The Alan Turing Institute, Quantile density combination: An application to US GDP forecasts REGISTER NOW

* all webinars take place 3:30-4:30pm CEST (Paris, Madrid, Berlin, Rome)