SEACEN-IMF Course on Macroeconomic Diagnostics

Event Code :MP2A
Venue :Hong Kong
Host Name :Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Coordinator : Ms. Mangai
Date From :22 Oct 2018
Date To :02 Nov 2018


The ability to assess a country’s macroeconomic situation is a critical first step in the formulation of macroeconomic policy. As the economy becomes more complex with increasing interconnectivity among macroeconomic sectors within and across economic boundaries, there is a pressing need to equip economic analysts and technical staff of central banks with the appropriate diagnostic and analytic tools that are not usually covered in the macroeconomic textbooks or in university courses.

Target Participants: Middle-level officials from central banks or monetary authorities who are closely involved with assessing overall macroeconomic developments and prospects as well as with policy analysis and strategy. Participants are expected to have a university degree in economics or equivalent experience, good quantitative skills, and proficiency in the use of spreadsheets.


The course is intended to enable participants to assess a country’s macroeconomic situation using appropriate tools. In particular, at the end of the two-week course, participants will be able to:

  • (1) explain the current state of the macroeconomy of a country;
  • (2) assess mediumterm flows of funds, balance-sheet position, and sustainability of key macroeconomic sectors; and,
  • (3) measure the macroeconomic effects of monetary and fiscal policy.