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Monetary Policy (MP)

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Apply online by March 16, 2018
Course No.: AT 18.05
Location: Ebene, Mauritius
Date: April 23, 2018-May 4, 2018 (2 Weeks)
Language: English (French)

Target Audience:

Junior to mid-level senior officials from emerging markets and low-income countries interested in understanding and analyzing the conduct of monetary policy and its interaction with the rest of the economy.

Qualifications:

Participants should have an advanced degree in economics or equivalent experience and be comfortable using Excel and Excel-based applications. This is an overview course. It is recommended that before applying for this course those interested first take

Course Description:

This course, presented by the IMF 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.

Important Note for Online Courses:

For Online Learning (OL) courses, which are delivered through the edX platform, you will need an additional piece of information to register: you will be prompted for your edX.org username. If you do not already have a username, please go to https://courses.edx.org/register and sign up for a free account. Once you have created an account, you may complete the IMF Institute application. If you already have an edX account, your username can be found on the top right of the screen after logging in.

Important Note for Internal Economics Training Courses:

Internal Economics Training (IT) courses are self-financed. The IMF will not charge officials for attending courses. However, all travel, insurance, hotel, and living costs will need to be covered by the agency sponsoring the participants.