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JVI Newsletter ▪ September 2023    

Dear Friends of the JVI,

We hope you enjoyed the summer season and had time for a good break. The JVI has remained quite busy. The 2023 Applied Economic Policy course, which blends online, virtual, and classroom training delivery, was mostly completed in July with the 4-week in-person segment in Vienna. Another successful blended training experiment was the IMF’s course on Financial Programming and Policies, which was completed in August. This newsletter also reports on an advanced (and very topical) statistics course delivered by the IMF on Consumer Price Indices, as well as a collaborative course delivered with Deutsche Bundesbank on Monetary Policy Communication. The 2023 Annual Lecture was a big hit: about 200 participants joined in person or remotely to hear Professor Börsch-Supan and OeNB Governor Holzmann discuss the Macroeconomics of Aging Populations. A webinar provided a range of perspectives on Positive Neutral Countercyclical Capital Buffer Rates in the JVI Region. This summer has also brought staff changes: Max Hammer left the JVI after almost 20 rich years; he shares in this issue his thoughts about his experience.

Last but not least, most of our course curriculum for 2024 will soon be available on our website; please be on the lookout!  

If you have any questions, comments, or feedback of any kind, please write us a note at jvi@jvi.org. Many thanks to Rilind Kabashi, our Editor, Maša Valenko, and all the contributors to this Newsletter. 

Hervé Joly
Director, Joint Vienna Institute

Relaunching and celebrating 30 years of the Applied Economic Policy (AEP) Course
Following a hiatus of three years due to the pandemic, the AEP course, which celebrated its 30’s anniversary, was successfully relaunched in 2023 in a modernized format. As in the past, a cohort of 26 up-and-coming government officials from 15 countries came to Vienna for four...
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The Monetary Policy Communication Course returns to the classroom
Following three years of virtual delivery, the JVI/Deutsche Bundesbank (DBB) course on Monetary Policy Communication was delivered in-person during July 24-28 in Vienna. The course was attended by 29 participants from 19 countries, almost all of them central bank...
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A Pilot Blended Financial Programming and Policies Course
For the first time, the IMF’s Financial Programming and Policies (FPP) course was delivered in a blended format, structured in two phases over four weeks. The initial two weeks (July 10–21) combined asynchronous self-study lessons with virtual instructor-led discussions and...
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A Course on improving the measurement of consumer price inflation
Consumer Price Indices (CPIs) are one of the most important macroeconomic indicators produced by a country. CPIs are used as key inputs into monetary policy decisions; to adjust salaries, wages, government payments, and other payments; and as a general measure of inflation....
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Moving on: Interview with Maxim Hammer, Departing Program Officer at the JVI
Maxim Hammer has worked as a Program Officer at the JVI for 19 years. On the occasion of his departure, he spoke with JVI Newsletter staff about his experience here. Max, you have worked for 19 years as a Program Officer at the JVI. Can you give an overview of your role and key...
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JVI Annual Lecture: The Macroeconomics of Aging Populations

JVI Webinar: Towards Positive Neutral Countercyclical Capital Buffer Rates in the JVI Region

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