EM2020 Special Sessions


EM2020 Special Sessions

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Special Session A: ‘Bank of England Data for Research: Recently Published Resources for Measuring Financial Activity and Economic Sentiment

Chair: Sylaja Srinivasan (Bank of England)

Mike Anson (Bank of England), David Bholat (Bank of England), Miao Kang (Bank of England), Kilian Rieder (Bank of England) and Ryland Thomas (Bank of England): ‘The Bank of England and Central Bank Credit Rationing During the Crisis of 1847: Frosted Glass or Raised Eyebrows?’

Sebastian J A de-Ramon (Bank of England), William B Francis (Bank of England) and Kristoffer Milonas (Bank of England): ‘An Overview of the UK Banking Sector Since the Basel Accord: Insights from a New Regulatory Database’

Nicholas Bloom (Stanford University) Philip Bunn (Bank of England), Scarlet Chen (Stanford University), Paul Mizen (University of Nottingham), Pawel Smietanka (Bank of England) and Gregory Thwaites (London School of Economics, Centre for Macroeconomics): ‘The Impact of COVID-19 on UK Firms’

Special Session B: Digitalisation and Economic Measurement

Chair: Richard Heys (Office for National Statistics)

Diane Coyle (University of Cambridge): ‘The Impact of New Digital Goods and Variety on Economic Measurement’

Erwin Diewert (University of British Columbia and UNSW Sydney) and Kevin Fox (UNSW Sydney): ‘Advertising, Mark-ups and the Digital Economy’

Richard Heys (Office for National Statistics): ‘Integrating Improved Telecom Deflators into the UK National Accounts’

Special Session C: ‘Pipes, Potholes and Pylons: The Challenges of Measuring Infrastructure

Chair: Marianthi Dunn (Office for National Statistics)

Peter Van de Ven (OECD): ‘OECD Horizontal Project on Infrastructure’

Krista Keller (Statistics Netherlands) and Maarten van Rossum (Statistics Netherlands): ‘Value Added of Infrastructure, International Comparison’

Tom Wickersham (National Infrastructure Commission, UK) and Sam Aggrey (National Infrastructure Commission): ‘A Framework for Infrastructure Performance Measures’

Special Session D: ‘Economic Inequality in the UK: Advances in the Measurement of Top Incomes Using Administrative Data

Chair: Tahnee Ooms (London School of Economics)

Matthew Greenaway (Office for National Statistics), Sam Pendleton (Office for National Statistics), Richard Tonkin (Office for National Statistics) and Dominic Webber (Office for National Statistics): ‘Using Administrative Data to Better Capture Top Incomes in Official UK Inequality Statistics‘

Arun Advani (University of Warwick), Felix Koenig (Princeton University), Lorenzo Pessina (Columbia University) and Andy Summers (London School of Economics): ‘Importing Inequality: The Globalisation of Top Incomes in the UK’

Arun Advani (University of Warwick) and Andy Summers (London School of Economics): ‘Capital Gains in Measures of Economic Inequality in the UK’

Special Session E: Improving and Understanding Policy with Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing

Chair: Arthur Turrell (Bank of England)

Joel Suss (Bank of England) and Henry Treitel (Bank of England): ‘Predicting Bank Distress in the UK with Machine Learning’

Alastair Firrell (Bank of England) and Kate Reinold (Bank of England): ‘All Together Now: Does Macroeconomic Uncertainty Affect Dissent on the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee?’

Zahid Amadxarif (Bank of England) James Brookes (Bank of England) Nicola Garbarino (Bank of England), Rajan Patel (Bank of England) and Eryk Walczak (Bank of England): ‘The Language of Rules: Textual Complexity in Banking Reforms’

Special Session F: ‘Globalisation and Input-output Tables

Chair: Sanjiv Mahajan (Office for National Statistics)

Norihiko Yamano (OECD): ‘Development and Use of Trand and Industry Databases at OECD for Globalisation Analyses’

Jose Rueda-Cantuche (European Commission): ‘Eurostat’s FIGARO Project and its Relevance to Measure Trade and Jobs in Europe’

Luke Weston (Office for National Statistics): ‘Understanding UK Trade in a Global Context’

Special Session G: ‘Using On-line Vacancy Data for Policy Research

Chair: David Rosenfeld (BEIS)

Discussant: Mirko Draca (University of Warwick and Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy)

Mariagrazia Squicciarini (OECD): ‘Demand for AI Skills in Jobs: Evidence from Online Job Postings’

Emma Duchini (University of Warwick): ‘Pay Transparency and Cracks in the Glass Ceiling’

Cath Sleeman (Nesta): ‘Lessons Learnt in Analysing Job Adverts’

Special Session H: ‘Distributional Aspects of the National Accounts

Chair: Theresa Neef (Freie Universität Berlin, WIL)

Richard Tonkin (Office for National Statistics) Sean White (Office for National Statistics), Aly Youssef (Office for National Statistics) and Craig Williams (Office for National Statistics): ‘Developing Indicators of Inequality Consistent with UK National Accounts’

Andrew Aitken (National Institute of Economic and Social Research) and Martin Weale (King’s College London): ‘Decomposing Democratic National Income for the United Kingdom’

Stefan Bach (DIW Berlin), Charlotte Bartels (DIW Berlin) and Theresa Neef (Freie Universität Berlin, WIL): ‘Distributional National Accounts a Macro-Micro Approach to Inequality in Germany’

Special Session I: ‘Fast Fashion Measurement of Clothing Prices using Alternative Data Sources

Chair: Chris Jenkins (Office for National Statistics)

Tanya Flower (Office for National Statistics) and Liam Greenhough (Office for National Statistics): ‘Research into Using Alternative Data Sources in Consumer Prices’

Heidi Ertl (Statistics Canada): ‘Implementation of Alternative Data Sources in Production’

Claude Lamboray (Eurostat): ‘Integration of New Data Sources Alongside Traditional Collection’