Fiscal Policy Analysis (FPA)

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Apply online by June 07, 2019
Course No.: ST 19.27
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Date: November 4, 2019-November 15, 2019 (2 Weeks)
Language: English

Target Audience:

Junior to senior officials interested in better understanding fiscal policy and its macroeconomic implications.


Participants should have taken undergraduate courses in macroeconomics or have equivalent experience and have a basic background in microeconomics and econometrics

Course Description:

This course, presented by the IMF Institute, provides an overview of the concepts and techniques used to analyze how fiscal policy can help ensure macroeconomic stability and sustainable long-term growth. This hands-on course is built around the core macrofiscal topics needed to analyze fiscal policy. The learning units include general empirical findings, Excel-based workshops, case studies, and selected topics of regional interest. The course will be of interest to officials who wish to better understand how fiscal policy can affect the economy and the related tools of analysis.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: Discuss the role of fiscal policy in attaining such government objectives as macro-stability, equity and efficiency, and sustainable long-term growth.Use the tools and techniques acquired to assess the country's fiscal stance, fiscal multipliers, and debt sustainability.Review the concepts and best practices that are central to tax and expenditure policy.

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.