Economic Forecasting

Workshop at the Institute for Advanced Studies on October 29–30, 2020

The 2nd Vienna Workshop on Economic Forecast will take place physically at the Institut für Höhere Studien (IHS) as well as virtually with all presentations both on site and virtual – available live to all registered participants.

Note: Should the COVID situation in Austria make having the workshop in hybrid format impossible, the workshop will take place in virtual format only.

Due to the coronavirus situation the workshop has been postponed to Oct 29 – Oct 30, 2020.

We invite you to submit a paper or an abstract to our 2nd Vienna Workshop on Economic Forecasting 2020.
The 2nd Vienna Workshop on Economic Forecasting 2020, hosted by the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS), will take place in hybrid format (on site and virtually) October 29-30, 2020.

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.

Due to the ongoing uncertainties in relation to COVID-19 and due to the security measures currently in place in Austria we can only welcome about 30 participants on the premises of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna. We are working at setting up a program that best reflects the participants’ preferences concerning physical or virtual participation at the workshop.

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 (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)
  • 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.
The organizers reserve the right to allocate the (limited) number for physical participation.

Key Data

  • Registration for participation: September 15 - October 27, 2020
  • Final program: September 22, 2020

Registration Fees

The registration fee for participation is – either physical or virtual – EUR 30,00.
The conference does not provide organized lunches or social events like conference dinners.


Institut für Höhere Studien – Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS)
Josefstädter Straße 39, 1080 Vienna, Austria
E–mail: office.forecasting(at)