2nd Vienna Workshop on Economic Forecasting 2020

The 2nd Vienna Workshop on Economic Forecast will take place virtually, with all online presentations accessible to all registered participants. The current COVID situation in Austria makes having the workshop in hybrid format impossible, so the workshop had to be switched from a previously targeted hybrid to a purely virtual format.

The conference welcomes contributions from different approaches to economic forecasting, including forecasts based on time series models (VAR, SVAR, Factor Models, …), DSGE models, large scale structural models or forecasting using microeconomic data. Another topic of interest is forecast evaluation.

The goal of this conference is to exchange ideas and to discuss recent results and developments in economic forecasting. Authors working in applications or theory of economic forecasting are invited to submit an abstract.

In conjunction with the workshop the conference organizers will edit a special issue of the journal Econometrics, with submissions open to all participants.

Invited Speakers

  • Gerhard Arminger (University of Wuppertal)
  • Matteo Ciccarelli (European Central Bank)
  • Philip Hans Franses (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
  • Michael W McCracken (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)

Scientific Commitee

  • Manfred Deistler (TU Wien and IHS)
  • Domenico Giannone (Amazon)
  • Sylvia Kaufmann (Study Center Gerzensee and Swiss National Bank)
  • Robert Kunst (University of Vienna and IHS)
  • Hashem Pesaran (University of Southern California and Cambridge University)
  • Dick van Dijk (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
  • Martin Wagner (University of Klagenfurt, Bank of Slovenia and IHS)

Local Organizers

  • Robert Kunst (University of Vienna and IHS)
  • Martin Wagner (University of Klagenfurt, Bank of Slovenia and IHS)

Registration for Participation

Registration for participation will be opened after notification.

Key Data

Submission deadline

extended to: August 31, 2020

Date of notification

September 23, 2020

Registration for participation

September 15 - October 26, 2020

Final program

September 24, 2020

Date of event

October 29-October 30, 2020

Registration Fees

The registration fee for participation is EUR 30,00.


Institut für Höhere Studien – Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS)

Josefstädter Straße 39, 1080 Vienna, Austria

E–mail: office.forecasting(at)ihs.ac.at