Modeling with Impact


The fast-moving situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us all and created some uncertainty. We will keep you updated. In case we need to cancel the conference, your registration fee will be fully reimbursed.



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).

EcoMod2020 has been assigned up to seven monetary research prizes to be awarded to young researchers presenting a paper at the EcoMod2020 conference. The gross monetary value of the award is €3000 for residents of Europe and €4000 for residents outside of Europe.

The Young Investigator Training Program, funded by ACRI, supports the mobility of young researchers and promotes scientific research and international collaborations between research centers. Download detailed information and the application form.

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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.