Towards 2023: January Events

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GFS Courses are only for GFS and Pre-GFS Students. How to join?

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Michel Juillard

January 16 - 20, 2023

Dilijan, Armenia

5-day hybrid course on Dynare/Julia

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Junior Maih

January 23 - 27, 2023

Dilijan, Armenia

5-day hybrid course on RISE

2023 January CBMMW Keynote Speakers
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Huixin Bi

Kansas City Fed,

Research and Policy Officer

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Douglas Laxton

The Better Policy Project,

Director

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Martin Galstayn

Central Bank of Armenia,

Governor

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Eric Leeper

 University of Virginia,

Professor

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James D. Hamilton

Professor of Economics,

UCSD

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Junior Maih

Norges Bank,

Senior Adviser

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Michel Juillard

Bank of France,

Senior Adviser

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Armen Nurbekyan

Central Bank of Armenia,

Head of Macro Directorate

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There is already a multitude of public policy institutes. The BPP is trying to stand out from the rest by framing our mission as a project rather than an institute. At BPP, we try to pursue specific goals that can be achieved within a reasonable time frame. Our main mission is to improve the effectiveness of public policy via three avenues: raising public economic literacy, improving analytical frameworks in policymaking institutions and enhancing the communication of policy to the public.

Mission

  • Advancing the frontiers of monetary policy. Our philosophy highlights the need for assertive policies and maximum transparency.

  • Three C Approach: There is a need for public policy to be Comprehensive, Consistent and Coordinated.

  • Develop state-of-the-art frameworks for monetary, fiscal and macroprudential policies.

  • Economic literacy rate: Effective policy is partially dependent on credibility of the institution which is conditional on an educated populace.

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Douglas Laxton

Douglas Laxton created Saddle Point Research and The Better Policy Project in Portugal after retiring from International Monetary Fund where he worked as a division chief for many years.

Douglas Laxton has enormous experience helping central banks develop transparent state-of-the-art policy frameworks. He also was responsible for many years developing analytical frameworks to support the IMF’s surveillance activities, and coordinating the production of the global outlook and risk assessments. Given his experience, he has a comprehensive understanding of the interactions between monetary policy and financial markets.

Our Activities
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Networking

We try to connect the right type of people who can help mentor peers through similar issues they have experienced.

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Education

Education is a core activity.

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Research

Developing state-of-the-art modelling techniques.

“We always plan too much and always think too little. We resent a call to thinking and hate unfamiliar argument that does not tally with what we already believe or would like to believe.”

Joseph Schumpeter