Macroeconomic Policy Analysis

The 5-day workshop, which will be delivered by the Joint Vienna Institute (JVI) in cooperation with the IMF, aims at strengthening participants' expertise in assessing a country's macroeconomic situation and in evaluating economic policies. The workshop will provide an overview of diagnostic tools and techniques to assess the stance of fiscal and monetary policy (including cyclical adjustments) and explore the impact of these policies on the economy. The course will also address medium-term prospects, such as the sustainability of public debt, exchange rate assessment, and potential vulnerabilities in the financial sector. The learning objectives of the course center on familiarizing participants with practical diagnostic and analytical tools, and on strengthening skills useful for preparing various EC surveillance reports.