Technical Cooperation Programme

Internship of representatives from the Central Bank of Tunisia in the Economic Institute

Date: 05-04-2013

From 2 to 5 April 2013, two representatives from the Central Bank of Tunisia – Mr Mehdi Bhoury and Mr Mohamed Salim Mouha participated in an internship at the Economic Institute (EI) within the framework of the Twinning Agreement with the Bank of France, where NBP economists act as ad hoc experts.

The internship included both lectures and practical sessions on topics relating to business cycle measurement and diagnosis with spectral methods of time series analysis. The internship participants have also got acquainted with Markov-switching type models use within business cycle research. Practical sessions included the analysis of Tunisian economic data with above mentioned econometric techniques in EViews and MATLAB. The course has been prepared by Mr Pawel Skrzypczyński from Economic Institute.

Our guests have also discussed details of the NBP’s papers showing current state of the business cycle in Poland prepared on a regular basis by experts of the Economic Institute for the NBP Management Board and the Monetary Policy Council. This part of the course was chaired by Mr Piotr Popowski. As a final point, Ms Roza Lewinska has reviewed and validated Mr Bhoury’s works on CVAR models for Tunisia.



 
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