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.



The in-person presentations in the parallel sessions have been canceled because of the pandemic. They will be included in EcoMod2021 which will take place in Milan in July 2021.

The plenary sessions of EcoMod2020 will take place in video conferencing.

The research prizes to be awarded to young researchers in the Young Investigator Training Program have been transferred to EcoMod2021. A new call for applications will be issued in September.

There is no need to register for EcoMod2020. The registration for EcoMod2021 will open in March of 2021. The only requirement for the authors of accepted papers is to upload the full paper if you want your abstract to be included in the Book of Abstracts of EcoMod2020.


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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 - September 21-25, 2020

Beijing, China


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.