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


  • Create a network of macroeconomic forecasters
  • Organize macroeconomics forecasting sessions during the ISFs and propose specific sessions
  • Organize workshops on macroeconomic forecasting
  • Propose special issues/sections for IJF on macro topics
  • Contribute to diffuse information on workshops, conferences, and 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



March 28, 3:30pm CEST: Philippe Goulet Coulombe, Université du Québec à Montréal will be speaking on From Reactive to Proactive Volatility Modelling with Hemisphere Neural Networks.


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


Date Organizer Event
February 2022 Malte Knüppel, Deutsche Bundesbank Revisiting and Improving Prediction Tools for Central Banks
December 2021 New Directions for Inflation Forecasting
December 2021 Forecasting in a changing environment
July 2020 MacroFor Economic Forecasting in Times of Covid-19