Macroeconomic Analysis with application to Matlab

  • Date: 21st - 23rd May 2021
  • time: 9 AM to 4 PM
  • Language : English
  • Venue: Africa College of Theology (ACT)
    New Life Bible Church, NLBC
    KK15 rd, KICUKIRO
    Kigali, Rwanda.
    Room: 3

Course Description

The aim of this course is to first introduce the participants to the “Matlab” and “IRIS” environment. Thereafter, the course shall explore application of Matlab and IRIS to the analysis of macroeconomic data. The course with look at analysis of data for the key economic sectors, mainly: Monetary aggregates, Balance of Payments, Fiscal Sector and Real Sector (National Accounts/GDP, Consumer Price Index). The course is designed to equip participants with skills to identify current trends in the economy and identifying what is driving the dynamics in the data. An introduction to inter-sector linkages shall also be covered. The analysis will focus on the purely descriptive analysis aimed at unpacking current and past dynamics observed in the data. Intensive coding will be done to produce a pdf document with desired graphs and tables.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this short course, participants will be able to:
  • *  Do data importation and data transformations (e.g. log transform, compute percentage changes e.t.c);
  • *  Make graphs (line graphs, bar charts e.t.c)
  • *  Make descriptive statistical tables and figures for interpretation;
  • *  Make simple statistical filters;
  • *  Compile a pdf report with fancy charts and tables

About Instructor

Admin bar avatar Karangwa Mathias

Target Audience

  •   Professionals dealing with economic analysis.
  •   Officials dealing with policy formulation and implementation
  •   Officials in charge of making economic and financial projections
  •   Professionals interested to analyze the trends and dynamics of their sectors to understand better the impact of their policies and programs.

Course Requirements

  •   Knowledge of economics
  •   Basic knowledge of Matlab and IRIS but not mandatory
  •   Have a laptop

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