Macroeconomic Diagnostics

JVI is gradually resuming classroom delivery. This course is scheduled to take place at JVI, but may have to be delivered virtually in case safe travel to and in-person training in Vienna will not be possible. The decision to offer virtual instead of onsite training, or a combination of the two (hybrid), will be made within 5 weeks of the course start date.​


TARGET GROUP | Participants should have an advanced degree in economics or equivalent experience, good quantitative skills, and proficiency in the use of Microsoft Excel. It is strongly recommended that applicants have completed the online Financial Programming and Policies, Part 1: Macroeconomic Accounts and Analysis (FPP.1x) or the online Macroeconomic Diagnostics (MDSx) course.


DESCRIPTION | This course, presented by the Institute for Capacity Development, is designed to strengthen participants’ ability to comprehensively assess a country’s macroeconomic situation, including the current state of the economy; the stance of fiscal and monetary policy; financial stability; exchange rate misalignments; vulnerabilities in the different sectors; and the medium-term outlook, especially the sustainability of public and external debt.

The course emphasizes practical tools for use in day-to-day macroeconomic analysis and relies on case studies relevant to the region where the course is given to illustrate how these tools are applied and how they can contribute to the policymaking process.


OBEJCTIVES | Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

• Analyze potential output, calculate output gaps, and diagnose the outlook for the economy.

• Assess the stance of current fiscal, monetary, exchange rate, and financial policies.

• Assess macro-financial linkages, including through the analysis of financial sector soundness indicators.

• Assess the medium-term prospects of the economy, especially the sustainability of public and external debt.

• Identify possible external and internal economic risks and vulnerabilities to economic growth, and develop policies to address them.


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Course Details

Start: 20220912Sep 12
End: 20220923Sep 23

Language: English

Sponsoring Organization: IMF

Admin Arrangements

Application Deadline: June 19, 2022

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