For the second time, 19 financial experts from China and Vietnam are visiting the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim. From September until November, they are participating in an advanced training course in the field of macroeconomics. The group of financial experts consists among others of employees at the Ministry of Finance in China and Vietnam, the State Bank of Vietnam, the Ministry of Planning and Investment in Vietnam and the Chinese Ministry of Commerce. In cooperation with external researchers and practitioners, ZEW researchers impart further knowledge in the fields of fiscal and monetary policy, labour and financial markets as well as trade policy.

Moreover, the 10-week programme focuses on the analysis and discussion of development strategies in China and Vietnam. The Asian guests will acquire economic expertise as well as English writing and presentation skills. The programme also includes field trips to the German Bundesbank, the European Central Bank, KfW Bankengruppe, and the Ministry of Finance of the state Baden-Württemberg. The course at ZEW is part of the training programme “Strengthening Macroeconomic Policies”, which is organised by InWEnt - Capacity Building International, Germany, on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation. The service department "Knowledge Transfer and Qualification Programmes" manages and supervises the programme at ZEW.

Contact:

Claudia Pretsch

Phone: +49 (0) 621/1235-247, Fax: -224

E-mail: pretsch@zew.de

Date

13.09.2010

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