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  • 9-October-2020

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    Confronting Planetary Emergencies - Solving Human Problems

    Covid-19 has shown how a health emergency can provoke severe economic consequences across the planet. The interconnectedness and interdependence of global systems means that any local crisis can rapidly scale up to contribute to planetary environmental, social, economic, and political emergencies. The NAEC Group discuss the urgent changes in analysis and action needed to tackle planetary emergencies and global-scale systemic challenges.

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  • 5-March-2020

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    Integrative Economics

    If we want to put people at the centre of economic policy, then economics has to study people. It has to understand how their thoughts, feelings, aspirations, history, and culture interact inside them to produce the decisions and actions visible to the outside world. Understanding people to understand the economy is at the core of NAEC, and is the central issue of this conference on integrative economics.

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  • 27-February-2020

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    Systemic Thinking for Policy Making

    We are living in a period of profound systemic change. We have to identify actions that will shape change for the better, and help to build resilience to the inevitable shocks inherent in, and generated by, the complex system of systems constituted by the economy, society and the environment.

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  • 21-January-2020

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    Econophysics and Policy

    Econophysics has tended to concentrate on financial markets, and these represent an ideal laboratory for testing economics concepts using the terabytes of data generated every day by financial markets to compare theories with observations. The dynamics of financial markets, and more generally of economic systems, may reflect the same underlying mechanisms that are familiar to physicists.

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  • 17-September-2019

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    Averting Systemic Collapse

    This conference examined the potential for financial, economic, environmental and societal collapse and crucially the interconnections between these different systems. It explored the latest scientific findings on the extent of stress on these systems as well as the policies that could place them on a sounder footing by building buffers, safeguards and systemic resilience.

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  • 25-June-2019

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    Data and Democracy - Catherine Rampell

    Data and democracy and attacks on the integrity and credibility of official statistics.

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  • 15-April-2019

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    New Analytical Tools and Techniques for Economic Policymaking

    A timely opportunity for policymakers, academics and researchers in economics to discuss the state-of-the-art policy applications emerging from the new analytical tools and techniques that can be applied to economic policymaking.

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  • 12-February-2019

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    Why Big Data Needs Small Data: The Billion Prices Project - Roberto Rigobon

    Economic measurement is a first order issue for nations that intend to evaluate their impact and control their economies. Most of the official measurements are based on surveys. A hybrid approach - big data and small data - to contract national statistics can improve upon the survey approach using the Billion Prices Project at MIT.

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  • 14-January-2019

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    10 Years After the Crisis - Modelling Meets Policy Making

    In this joint OECD NAEC-Fields Institute conference, leading academic experts and policy makers reflected on the lessons learned over the past 10 years and discussed recent advances in modelling of the financial system with the aim of a sustainable, inclusive and stable economy.

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  • 23-October-2018

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    Policy Experiments - Andy Haldane

    As a scientific method, economists have gone from telling stories, to using empirics to developing models. All still have an important role in the policy domain – indeed, the role of each is being reshaped and improved by new data and new technologies. The missing ingredient, at least for macro-economic policy purpose so far, has been experimental methods.

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