Financial Sector Surveillance (FSS)

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Course No.: OT 17.102
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Date: May 15, 2017-May 24, 2017 (1.6 Weeks)
Language: English

Target Audience:

Mid- to senior-level officials involved in formulation and implementation of policies for the financial sector or interaction of these policies with macroeconomic management.


Participants should have an advanced degree in economics or equivalent experience.

Course Description:

This two-week course, presented by the IMF's Institute for Capacity Development, examines the policy dilemmas confronting authorities in developing and emerging market economies, and the options available to policymakers, with special attention to how financial sector issues interact with macroeconomic management. The course covers a number of key macroeconomic topics, such as stabilization and growth, fiscal and external debt sustainability, frameworks for monetary policy, choice of the exchange rate regime, and international capital flows. It also addresses financial sector topics, such as the role of the financial sector in the economy, the relationship between financial fragility and macroeconomic stability, financial sector policies, and policies to address financial crises. The course content is differentiated to better address issues relevant to different regions. Participants are expected to engage in discussions throughout the course and are divided into small groups, under the direction of counselors, to conduct workshop exercises aimed at solidifying their understanding of the lecture materials.Participants may also be asked to make presentations on key policy issues of interest in their countries.

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.