Modeling with Impact



The next International Conference on Economic Modeling and Data Science (EcoMod2020) will take place in Milan, Italy on July 8-10, 2020. The conference will be hosted by the Center for European Studies (CefES) and the Department of Economics, Management and Statistics (DEMS) of the University of Milano - Bicocca.


The goal of the conference is to promote the exchange of ideas and experience among economists conducting quantitative analysis for policy and decision making in the public and private sectors. The conference will cover all areas of modeling and data science applied to monetary, financial, fiscal, energy, environmental, labor, trade and developmental issues.


Confirmed keynote speakers are Guido Ascari (University of Pavia and University of Oxford), David F. Hendry (University of Oxford), Irene Monasterolo (Vienna University of Economics and Business and Boston University) and Barbara Rossi (Pompeu Fabra University). We expect up to six monetary research prizes of € 3000 gross, awarded by ACRI  to young researcher (below 40 years old) presenting at the conference (2019 Young Investigator Training Program - YITP 2019-EcoMod)


The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2020. Please click here to submit your paper or abstract.

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EcoMod School of Modeling and Data Science

The EcoMod School will offer 14 intensive applied modeling courses using the software Python, GAMS, Matlab, Dynare, Stata, and EViews in Cape Town, Bangkok, Dubai, Washington DC, and in Prague in 2020. For details please visit the following pages:

Cape Town, South Africa - December 2-6, 2019

Bangkok, Thailand - January 20-24, 2020

Dubai, UAE - March 22-26 2020

Washington, DC. USA - May 4-8, 2020

Prague, Czech Republic - June 29 - July 3, 2020

Beijing, China - July 20-24, 2020


Featured Modeler

Paul De Grauwe

Paul De Grauwe is John Paulson Chair in European Political Economy at the London School of Economics, having been Professor at the University of Leuven, Belgium and a Visiting Scholar at the IMF, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, and the Bank of Japan. He was a member of the Belgian parliament from 1991 to 2003.