Upcoming Presentations and Events

We are pleased to announce we will once again be hosting the University Seminar on Forecasting for the 2014-2015 academic year.  

Several of our seminars are now also cross-listed with the Washington DC Area Econometrics Workshops.

Special Fall Kick-Off Seminar (joint with SAGEMonday (note special day), August 25, 2014, 12:30 - 2:00 pm: Neil Ericsson (Federal Reserve Board and The George Washington University) will present "Forecasting and Monetary Policy Analysis"  Webinar registration: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/892619239

Abstract: This presentation reviews and assesses the evolving roles of forecasting in the conduct of monetary policy, focusing on the U.S. experience. Forecasts can advise policymakers of possible outcomes under a range of alternative economic scenarios.  They also can serve to communicate the central bank’s views of the economy’s future and of possible future monetary policy (“forward guidance”).  If forecast errors are systematic, the corresponding forecasts may be amenable to improvement and robustification.  This presentation illustrates the uses of and analysis of forecasts with the Fed’s historical Greenbook forecasts of U.S. economic growth, inflation, and unemployment.

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 12:30 - 2:00 pm (regular seminar time): Simon Sheng (American University) will present "Information Rigidity in Macroeconomic Forecasts: An International Empirical Investigation"
September 18, 2014: Michael Owyang (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis) TBA
October 2, 2014: Natsuki Arai (Johns Hopkins University and National Chengchi University) will present "Evaluating the Efficiency of FOMC's New Economic Projections"
October 23, 2014: Pao-Lin Tien (Wesleyan University) TBA
October 30, 2014: IMF WEO Update
November 6, 2014: Monica Jain (Bank of Canada) TBA
November 20, 2014: Robert Shackleton (Congressional Budget Office) TBA
December 11, 2014: Michael Mann (GW - Geography) TBA
If you have any suggestions for speakers to invite or for other events, please email Tara Sinclair

Brown Bag and University Seminar Series on Forecasting

Except for special cases, our seminars will be held on Thursdays from 12:30pm to 2:00pm in the Kendrick Conference Room

Monroe Hall Room 321
2115 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20052

Please watch this site for upcoming events and email Tara Sinclair if you are interested in participating in this seminar.

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