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Event Date:

07.12.2015-11.12.2015

Instructor(s): Salih Fendoglu and Yasin Mimir, CBRT
Event Coordinator:

Şebnem Oğuz

This course is designed to help participants develop the ability to build, operate and interpret monetary policy models and conduct policy analysis using these models. The course starts by setting up workhorse quantitative macroeconomic models from the basics. Then, benchmark New Keynesian models, their potential limitations, and recent modelling advances will be presented to provide a framework to address issues directly relevant for monetary and macroprudential policies. The course includes computer-based applications (calibration, simulation, estimation and forecasting exercises) for each family of models.

Target Audience: Experts or economists at central banks or related institutions. No prior knowledge of computer software or programming is required as the course the covers basics of model simulation and forecasting.

Workshops
Financial Stability
Event Date:

16.11.2015-17.11.2015

Organizing Committee: Zamir Iqbal, World Bank
Event Coordinator:

Resul Saltabaş

The workshop aims to provide a platform for the participants from central banks and other policy institutions to discuss and share respective country experiences on the development of Islamic banking, Islamic financial markets, instruments and liquidity management. Islamic finance has recently gained more attention and is increasingly becoming an integral part of the global financial system. Therefore, taking into consideration issues regarding Islamic finance services has become more crucial for sustaining the financial stability. The development of regulatory framework and the well-established mechanism for the efficient liquidity operations are among the major challenges for the financial institutions providing Islamic finance services.

Target Audience: This workshop is designed for officials and economists from central banks and related policy institutions who are interested in Islamic banking and liquidity management of Islamic financial services industry. Participants will be expected to take part in the discussions and share their country experiences.

Seminars
Monetary Policy
Event Date:

09.11.2015-13.11.2015

Supervisor(s): Mahmut Günay, Fethi Öğünç and M. Utku Özmen, CBRT
Event Coordinator:

Şebnem Oğuz

This seminar is an introduction to the use of some practical tools for short-term forecasting at central banks with a special focus on inflation and GDP forecasting. The seminar presents a summary of relevant theory and provides hands-on practical sessions using real data. For computer-based applications, a brief introduction to programming will also be provided during the seminar.

Target Audience: The seminar is designed for experts from central banks and related institutions who are responsible for short-term forecasting. Participants are expected to be familiar with basic econometrics. Participants are encouraged to share their work experiences during the seminar.

Event Date:

04.11.2015-05.11.2015

Organizing Committee: Necati Tekatli and Osman Furkan Abbasoğlu, CBRT
Event Coordinator:

Resul Saltabaş

The workshopaims to bring together central bankers and to provide a venue to discuss andshare experiences regarding the African countries on "FinancialStability" and "Financial Inclusion". In the aftermath of theglobal financial crisis, maintaining financial stability has become a keyconcern for central banks. At the same time, the importance of financialinclusion, especially in developing countries, has recently gained moreattention. The co-existence of financial inclusion and financial stabilitycreates a question for debate since there is no consensus on whether financialinclusion brings financial stability or instability. The agenda of the workshopwill include, reviewing the recent developments on financial inclusion in theregion and discussing the necessary measures for maintaining financialstability while having higher usage of financial services.

Target Audience: This workshop is designed for officials and economists from central banks and related policy institutions who are interested in financial stability and financial inclusion. Participants will be expected to take part in the discussions and share their country experiences.

Event Date:

30.09.2015-02.10.2015

Supervisor(s): Emrah Şener, Özyeğin University and Erkan Kilimci, CBRT
Event Coordinator:

Nurullah Usta

The objective of this seminar is to discuss current trends in foreign exchange reserve management with a specific focus on risk management. Speakers from multinational financial institutions, academia and the CBRT will present the topic while other central banks share their experiences on a range of issues related to foreign exchange reserve and risk management of reserve. The seminar will be conducted in an interactive fashion, thereby providing a good platform for all participants to share their own experiences with peer reserve managers.

Target Audience: The content of the seminar is tailor-designed for experts and managers who are involved in reserve and risk management. Participants will be expected to take part in the discussions and share their country experiences.

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