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Introduction to Fiscal Policy with MAMS

Description: A financial program is the term used by the International Monetary Fund to denote a comprehensive set of policy measures designed to achieve a given set of macroeconomic goals. Typically, the set of policy measures is designed to eliminate disequilibrium between aggregate demand and supply, which manifests itself in balance-of-payments problems, high inflation rates, and low or falling output.

The Elements of Financial Programming - Module II is on policies leading up to the formulation of a financial program. The main objective of this follow-up course is to provide participants, who have taken the initial course in Financial Programming, the opportunity to undertake an exercise in formulating a financial program for a case study country using the techniques covered in Module I.

Module II consists of lectures and intensive hands-on exercises designed to familiarize participants with: (i) the techniques of projecting the macroeconomic accounts in the context of formulating a financial program; and (ii) the connections between economic policy measures and program objectives.

Learning Objectives: This one-day course will prepare participants (a) to decide when MAMS is the right tool for some analytical tasks; (b) understand its basic structure and data requirements; (c) to analyze simulation results; (d) to develop skills needed to conduct simulation analysis with MAMS.

Last updated: 2008-04-09

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