MacroFor

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.

Officers

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

Objectives

  • 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

Seminars

Upcoming

10 May, 3:30pm CEST: Michael W. McCracken, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis On the Real-Time Predictive Content of Financial Conditions Indices for Growth  REGISTER NOW

31 May: Giulia Mantoan, The Alan Turing Institute, Quantile density combination: An application to US GDP forecasts

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