25th (EC) Conference

Advances in Forecasting


Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, 12-13 December 2014


Bank of Norway Lecture:

Mark W. Watson (Princeton University)


ET Lecture:

James H. Stock (Harvard University)


JEDC Lecture:

Graham Elliott and Allan Timmermann (UCSD)


Special 25th Anniversary Invited Speakers:

Luc Bauwens (CORE-UCL)

Herman Van Dijk (Erasmus University)


Program Chair

Jonathan Wright (Johns Hopkins U.)


Local Organizer

Barbara Rossi (ICREA-Univ. Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona GSE, CREI)


Scientific Committee

Todd Clark (Cleveland Fed)

Frank Diebold (U. of Pennsylvania)

Laurent Ferrara (Bank of France)

Raffaella Giacomini (UCL)

Domenico Giannone (ULB Brussels)

Alastair Hall (U. of Manchester)

Kirstin Hubrich (ECB)

Siem-Jan Koopman (Vrije U.)

Simone Manganelli (ECB)

Michael McCracken (St. Louis Fed)

Isaac Miller (U. of Missouri)

Emanuel Moench (New York Fed)

Chris Otrok (U. of Missouri)

Michael Owyang (St. Louis Fed)

Gabriel Perez-Quiros (Bank of Spain)

Alberto Plazzi (U. Svizzera Italiana)

Simon Price (Bank of England)

Francesco Ravazzolo (Norges Bank)

Chiara Scotti (Federal Reserve Board)

Christian Schumacher (Bundesbank)

Allan Timmermann (UCSD)

Jean-Pierre Urbain (Maastricht U.)

Herman Van Dijk (Tinbergen Institute)

Clara Vega (Federal Reserve Board)

Mark Watson (Princeton University)

Peter Zadrozny (BLS)


Important Information


The conference will be held on the campus of Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Ciutadella Campus.




Conference Program

The link to the conference program can be found here




Registration is now closed

Registration inquiries should be directed to: ec2@barcelonagse.eu

No registration is possible after October 30, 2014.



Hotels and Local Information

Information on hotels is available here

General travel information to Barcelona is available here

Contact information for registered participants with inquiries: (only for registered participants)

Mariona Novoa <mnovoa@crei.cat>



Further information: http://www.econ.upf.edu/~brossi/2014_EC2.htm

E-mail: upfeconometrics@gmail.com


(EC) is a series of annual international conferences on research in quantitative economics and econometrics, launched in 1990. The acronym (EC) stands for European Conferences of the Econom[etr]ics Community. Its main aim is to maintain and extend an adequate forum for both senior and junior European researchers in quantitative economics and econometrics to discuss the progress and results of their research.



With special thanks to:


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Econometric Theory




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The local organizer gratefully acknowledges funding from the Marie Curie CIG and the European Commission ERC grants.


The event is organized with the help of the following host institutions:

CREi_2011Barcelona GSE: Graduate School of EconomicsUPF (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)