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Forecasting Financial Markets and Economic Decision-Making (FindEcon)

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FindEcon Conference was initially a national and then (since 2004) an international meeting organized annually (from 2012 bi-annually). We hosted participants from Poland and many other countries. The conference was organized in the years 2002-2016.

Scientific topics

  • Micro- and macroeconomic modelling
  • Economic growth
  • Monetary, fiscal, trade policies and economic growth
  • Business cycle analysis and forecasting
  • Modelling and forecasting financial markets
  • Macroprudential policy, stress testing and economic policy
  • Pricing and valuation of capital and portfolio selection
  • Modelling and forecasting in data-rich environment
  • Operations research, game theory and optimal control as tools of economic decisions-making
  • Advances in financial econometrics and statistics

The FindEcon Conference "Forecasting Financial Markets and Economic Decision-Making" was launched in 2002 as an initiative of the Department of Econometrics, Institute of Econometrics and Statistics (Institute of Econometrics since 2008), University of Łódź. Initially the conference was a local event, given in Polish, titled "Prognozowanie rynków finansowych" (Forecasting Financial Markets). The conference was an answer to a growing interest in theory and practice of financial markets and their impact on macroeconomy. First two conferences (2002-2003) were national events with a broad participation of major universities from Poland. The success of first meetings was an incentive to become an international forum of econometric modelling of financial markets. In 2004 we organized an international meeting with a very broad participation of scholars from many countries. Since then the conference has become international, organized annually, in mid-May, with one exception in 2011 when the conference was not organized. After each conference we published, with Łódź University Press, a single or multiple books with refereed papers as outcome of the conference. In 2012 we celebrated a 10th anniversary.

Participants and Papers

Each year we hosted around 50 guests and around 30 papers were presented. 

Invited Speakers

  • Timo Terasvirta Stockholm School of Economics, Aarhus University, Multivariate Autoregressive Conditional Heteroskedasticity with Smooth Transitions in Conditional Correlations (2005),  Modelling conditional heteroskedasticity with smooth time-varying structure (2006)
  • Yongmiao Hong, Cornell University, Generalized Spectral Analysis with Applications to Economics and Finance (2006)
  • Tom Engsted CREATESThe long-linear return approximation: pitffals and clarifications (2007)
  • Joseph Plasmans, University of Antwerp, Macroeconomic policy coordination in the EMU: Effects of Accession (2005)
  • Matti Viren, Bank of FinlandWhy do growth rates differ? Evidence from cross-country data on private sector production (2008)

We also organized sessions and panel discussions with representatives of national monetary authorities:

  • Andrzej Sławiński, Monetary Policy Council (2007)
  • Krzysztof Rybiński, National Bank of Poland (2007)
  • Stanislaw Kluza, Financial Supervision Authority (2008)
  • Andrzej Raczko, Financial Supervision Authority (2009)

Countries

Our guests come from: Belgium, the Netherlands, Australia, Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hongkong, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, New Zealand, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, USA.

Publications

Each year we published the conference output as refereed monographs in FindEcon Monograph Series: Advances in Financial Market Analysis published in English by Łódź University Press.


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