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Monetary Policy (MP)

Target Audience

Junior to mid-level policy makers in central banks and finance ministries who have policy responsibilities related to capital account management. No prior knowledge of the material is required.

Qualifications

Participants should have an advanced degree in economics or equivalent experience, good quantitative skills, and a basic knowledge of Excel. It is recommended that applicants have taken either the Financial Programming and Policies (FPP) or the Macroecon

Course Description

This course, presented by the Institute for Capacity Development, gives a comprehensive overview of monetary policy regimes, monetary transmission mechanisms, and the role of monetary policy in macroeconomic stabilization. The course bridges the gap between theory, empirical evidence, and operational experience by illustrating the optimization problems and tradeoffs involved in monetary policy decisions. The learning process moves from lectures introducing the basic concepts to hands-on workshops. Case studies are used to reinforce participant understanding and to help them compare and assess a variety of experiences.

Course Objectives

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

  • Analyze how monetary policy decisions are made under various regimes to deliver price stability.
  • Identify how these decisions are transmitted to the real economy.
  • Evaluate how the economy and monetary policy respond to macroeconomic shocks under various monetary policy frameworks, demonstrated through a group presentation to their peers.

Central bank practitioners should also be able to:

  • Design a sound monetary policy framework.
  • Prescribe policies consistent with the framework chosen.
Language: English
Application process: Please apply online

Details

Start:
Jul 6, 2020
End:
Jul 17, 2020
Course Number
ST20.20

Application Deadline

Feb 7, 2020