37th CIRET Conference

hosted by
Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) &

WU Vienna

September 11th – 14th, 2024

Vienna, Austria

Economic Tendency Surveys and Economic Policy Making


Price and Inflation: Methods and Forecasting

Special topic

The overall aim of CIRET conferences is to encourage and improve communication, exchange and cooperation between academics and practitioners who conduct economic surveys, analyse survey data and develop or make use of cyclical indicators. CIRET, the Centre for International Research on Economic Tendency Surveys, is also a forum for discussion and application of new methodological developments and their results.

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Ana Galvão 
(Bloomberg Economics and University of Warwick)

Prof. Massimiliano Marcellino 
(Bocconi University)

Prof. Peter Klimek
(Supply Chain Intelligence Institute Austria; Complexity Science Hub)

Conference Topics

Short-term Economic Survey and Indicators

Business Tendency Surveys (including Investment Surveys)
Consumer Tendency Surveys
Composite and Leading Indicators
Ad hoc Surveys
New Methods
Real-time Monitoring and Forecasting
Surveys Amongst Experts

Survey Related to Structural Aspects of the Economy

Innovative Activity
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
Organisational Change
Labour Market Analysis

Special Topic: Price and Inflation Expectations

Price and Inflation Expectations: Methods and Forecasting

The recent surge of prices due to the COVID pandemic and energy price shocks put inflation and inflation expectations at the center of economic policy discussions. At the same time, inflation expectations are also invoked to gauge the credibility of central bank’s monetary policies. Economic tendency surveys and indicators derived from market data are instruments to provide information on price dynamics and inflation expectations.

Can these instruments help to forecast inflation? What are the appropriate economic approaches? What other types of data are helpful? Do these data help to understand inflation dynamics in real time? What kind of biases are relevant when interpreting inflation expectation data?

These are the challenging questions of the special topic at the 37th CIRET conference.

Isaac Kerstenetzky Award

sponsored by FGV, for the best papers presented at the CIRET Conference in distinct categories

The 37th CIRET Conference will be preceded by

the joint United Nations Statistics Division, WIFO, WU, Statistics Austria and KOF Swiss Economic Institute Workshop on

Price- and Inflation Statistics in the National Accounts (tbc)

Tuesday, September 10, 2024, Vienna, Austria

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by email at ciret2024@wifo.ac.at.