Monetary Policy Analysis and Forecasting
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: Explain the key building blocks of a canonical semi-structural QPM. Interpret the key model equations from a macroeconomic point of view. Implement a simple QPM using a specialized software for macroeconomic modelling. Distinguish the key elements of a QPM in a state-space form (i.e. shocks, observable and unobservable variables, measurement and transition equations, steady-state parameters, equation coefficients). Identify necessary codes for data transformation, filtration and evaluation of the QPM properties. Apply the basic IRIS Toolbox functions for solving the model. Create output reports using model codes. Develop a basic calibration of the QPM.