The workshop aims at providing all researchers from universities, central banks, national statistical institutes, and public and private agencies an opportunity to present their research related to the use of Big and Nontraditional data, combined with new machine learning methods for the analysis of macroeconomic phenomena and policy related questions.
The workshop will focus on research using large, granular structured and unstructured data and Machine Learning or Natural Language processing (NLP) techniques for applications in micro and macroeconomics, financial stability, banking supervision and central bank communication, with a special focus to the effects of the recent COVID.19 pandemic.
The event will be held virtually on November 11 and 12 2020 andto allow participation in different time zones it will be limited to a few hours per day.
The call for papers can be found here (link: https://editorialexpress.com/conference/BIFRBConf) and the deadline for submitting a paper is August 30, 2020.
More information are available here (link: https://www.bancaditalia.it/media/notizia/2020-banca-d-italia-and-federal-reserve-board-joint-conference-on-nontraditional-data-statistical-learning/?com.dotmarketing.htmlpage.language=1).
The organizers are Giuseppe Bruno (Banca d’Italia), Riccardo Correa (Federal Reserve Board), Christopher J. Kurz (Federal Reserve Board), and Juri Marcucci (Banca d’Italia).