Conference forecasts future of macroeconomics and big data

05 Jul 2016

Researchers joined economists to discuss the future of economic forecasting at a Monash Warwick Alliance funded conference, the Economic Value of Macroeconomic Forecasts with Big Data.

The two-day conference at the Warwick Business School brought together researchers from Monash University, the University of Warwick and other leading UK universities to share the latest research, forecasting techniques and technology with practitioners and policy makers from the central banks of Australia, Belgium, England, Europe, Norway, Poland and Sweden.

Professor Heather Anderson of Monash University and Professor Anthony Garratt of the University of Warwick facilitated the conference, which addressed topics including how to manage big data, forecasting in changeable economies, and the use of big data to monitor developments in macroeconomic and financial markets.