5- 8 December 2016, UNSW Business School
The ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) is proud to offer this four day workshop taking place at the University of New South Wales from 5 to 8 December, 2016.
The workshop will be presented by Professor Hans Fehr from the University of Würzburg.
The main objective of the workshop is to provide participants with state of the art techniques for quantitative macroeconomic research. They will learn the most prominent models in this field and familiarize with the relevant literature. Ideally at the end of the workshop, participants will be able to develop their own ideas and conduct their own policy analysis using the programming skills acquired.
The workshop will consist of a series of lectures and practical exercise classes, focused on the following:
- Review of programming in Fortran and numerical solution methods
- Solution techniques to dynamic programming problems
- Infinite horizon models including the Ramsey model and the real business cycle (RBC) model
- Partial equilibrium life cycle (LC) model
- Policy analysis using the stochastic overlapping generations (OLG) model
Participants should have a background in macroeconomic theory. Some basic programming skills are also required. For this reason, participants should download the Fortran compiler from the website www.ce-fortran.com and prepare the first chapter of the course material on Fortran before the start of the course.
The full workshop schedule and further information will be available in early September.
Places are limited, if you wish to participate in the workshop, complete the below application form.
25 August Applications Open
4 November Applications Close
11 November Applicants notified of outcomes
5-8 December Workshop
Enquiries: George Kudrna firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: 9385 1446