5 - 7 November 2018 / Florence, Italy / Florence School of Banking and Finance

Training course by the Florence School of Banking and Finance (

Course Instructor: Massimiliano Marcellino (Bocconi University and EUI)
Area: Statistical and Econometric Methods
Level: Introductory

This course will focus on the following topics:
- Review of specification, estimation and evaluation of linear regression models
- Using linear regression models for point, interval and density estimation
- Testing for parameter stability and allowing for parameter time-variation
- Forecasting with linear dynamic models
- Forecast evaluation, comparison and combination

This course is targeted at Financial Stability officers, Research department officers, Ph.D. and Post-doctoral researchers, Research department officers of private banks.

17 - 19 November 2018 / Barcelona / Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

The Barcelona Graduate School of Economics is holding an intensive course in Investing in Private Equity: Valuation and Financing SMEs, from October 17-19, 2018.

During this course, we will explore how SMEs should be valued and financed, and the role that private equity investors can play alongside traditional banks in promoting the growth of SMEs. Participants will acquire the conceptual tools that are required for the valuation for SMEs and will learn how different forms of financing can be employed to maximize enterprise value. Sessions will also cover M&As of SMEs and the issues that investors face when restructuring SMEs in distress.

Course instructors include:

Filippo Ippolito (UPF and Barcelona GSE), course director
Bo Becker (Stockholm School of Economics)
Gianluca Capone (BlueMountain Capital Management)
Luis Mateo (Crédit Suisse)
Jos van Bommel (University of Luxembourg)


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