2nd Vienna Workshop on Economic Forecasting 2020

On October 29-30 the 2nd Vienna Workshop on Economic Forecast will take place virtually. 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.

Conference Agenda

Please find the detailed program including abstracts online

Invited Speakers

  • Gerhard Arminger (University of Wuppertal)
  • Matteo Ciccarelli (European Central Bank)
  • Domenico Giannone (Senior Principal Economist, Amazon)
  • 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)
  • 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)

Workshop Format

The workshop will be organized by using Microsoft Teams. The keynote lectures and the parallel sessions will be held as Teams Meetings.

Finally the organizers decided that no recordings are made at all. To those who gave consent that the presentation will be made available to all registered participants of the Forecasting Workshop 2020 for three months: Please note that presentations will not be recorded, therefore they will not be made available online for the participants.

Only registered participants get the links and are not allowed to distribute the links to others. Participants are not allowed to record the sessions and keynotes individually and are not allowed to download recorded sessions or keynotes by themselves.

Registration for Participation

Registration for participation is closed.

Key Data

Registration for participation

ends on Oct 21 (presenters are asked to register by Oct 12 at the latest)

Preliminary program

Oct 23

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