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IHS EViews Government Sector User’s Group Conference

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Apr 07, 2017
London, UK

Please join us to discuss EViews usage and best practices with other government sector colleagues.

Andrew Burns

Global Lead, Macroeconomic Modelling, Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management, The World Bank

Andrew Burns is the World Bank’s Global Lead for Macroeconomic Modelling, and works in the Bank’s Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management Global Practice (MFM). Prior to joining the Macroeconomics practice, he worked for ten years as Manager and lead author of the World Bank’s: Global Economic Prospects report, which examines trends in the global economy and how they affect developing countries.

Before joining the World Bank, Mr. Burns was Head of Desk for Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and France at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), where he supervised and wrote the OECD's Economic Surveys for these countries. He also played a lead role in the OECD's Jobs Study, overseeing the evaluation of labor market policies in each of the organization's 30 member countries. Prior to joining the OECD, Mr. Burns worked at the Economic Council of Canada where he wrote on labor market and macroeconomic issues. Burns holds degrees from the University of Manitoba and McGill University in Canada.

Dawn Holland

Senior Economic Affairs Officer, The United Nations

Dawn Holland is a Senior Economic Affairs Officer at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN/DESA), which she joined in 2015. She is responsible for the development, maintenance and use of the UN/DESA World Economic Forecasting Model (WEFM), an EViews-based global macro-econometric model with more than 170 individual country models linked together via trade, competitiveness and financial markets. WEFM is used to produce twice-yearly global forecasts for the UN’s flagship publication World Economic Situation and Prospects. Recent WEFM-based research includes projections for global poverty, analysis of commodity price shocks, global spillovers from a fiscal stimulus coordinated among the largest economies, and a study on migration flows in Europe. Prior to joining the UN, she worked with the global econometric model of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, NiGEM, for more than 15 years, and led the quarterly production of NIESR's global economic forecast. In 2014 she developed an EViews-based macro-economic model of Ireland as a consultant for the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) in Dublin as part of a Joint Macro Modelling Project with the Central Bank of Ireland.

Casper Meyer

Head of IT, OECD Economics

Casper Meyer is Head of IT at the OECD’s Economics department. Mr. Meyer’s is in charge of data collection, forecasting and modelling systems.

Graeme Walsh

Economist, Central Bank of Ireland

Graeme Walsh is an Economist at the Central Bank of Ireland’s Irish Economic Analysis Division. He has been working as part of the macro-modelling team at the Bank since 2013.

His current responsibility is to develop, use, and maintain, the Bank’s structural model of the Irish economy which is programmed in EViews. In addition to structural equation modelling, Mr. Walsh is also involved in developing a suite of state-space models in EViews for estimating potential output. Some of his other tasks include GVAR modelling and reporting to the European Central Bank’s Working Group on Forecasting. He is also a user of the National Institute’s NiGEM global econometric model.

Prior to working at the Bank, Mr. Walsh studied at University College Dublin and was a parliamentary assistant at the National Parliament of the Republic of Ireland.

Gareth Thomas

Director, Eviews, IHS Markit

Gareth Thomas has been part of the EViews team for over 11 years. He received his PhD in Economics in 2005 from Arizona State University with concentration on panel data econometrics.

He leads the EViews training team, and is also one of the principal software developers for EViews.

Both of these roles have left him extremely knowledgeable in all areas of EViews.

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