Conference on Quantitative Tools to Understand and Forecast Commodity Markets
OCP Policy Center, Rabat
Commodity prices fluctuations continue to affect global economic activity and income distribution both in net exporter and net importer countries. For many economies, especially developing countries, commodities remain an important source of export earnings, and commodity price volatility has a major impact on overall macroeconomic performance. This phenomenon implies actually new challenges for practitioners and policy makers trying to move toward a better understanding of the functioning of those markets.
This led to a wide development and application of models of commodity markets and industries. These models have been built up for a variety of purposes such as forecasting and policy analysis and have employed a variety of methodologies (from structural to non-structural approaches). In addition, the fact that the structure of the commodity markets is generally oligopolistic requires the use of industrial and microeconomic modelling tools (such as game theory) that are able to deal with strategic choices of the market players.
OCP Policy Center (OCPPC) in partnership with the Faculty of Law, Economics and Social Sciences (FSJES Souissi) of Mohammed V University in Rabat (UM5R) and the African Institute of Risk-Management organize an international conference on “Quantitative tools to Understand and Forecast Commodity Markets”. The conference will focus on recent trends in the research fields of modelling and forecasting methods applied to commodity markets with speakers from both industrial sector and academia.
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