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 SAGE) Monday (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/
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.
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.