Panel of the ARGE Institutes on "Big Data for Policy Evaluation and Policy Consulting"
The aim of the panel is to show possible applications and potentials of Big Data in economic policy consulting and policy impact analysis. The panel will give the participants of the annual conference an insight into the work of economic research institutes and show the perspectives of Big Data for policy consulting and economic policy practice.
Some examples of such projects are:
Evaluating the impact of European funding policies using satellite data.
Use of text data for business cycle analysis and forecasting.
Dynamic, text data-based output indicators as the basis of a new innovation metric.
Ex-ante analysis of the traffic impact of an anti-congestion charge based on mobile phone data.
The panel will include four to five representatives of the ARGE institutes. At the beginning of the panel, each panellist will give a short, approximately five-minute speech that demonstrates the potential of Big Data in policy advice, ideally with reference to a concrete Big Data project of the institute. The speeches will be followed by a panel discussion with the participation of the audience, led by a moderator.
• Michael Koetter (IWH Halle)
• Natalie Rosenski (Federal Statistical Office of Germany)
• Hannes Ullrich (DIW Berlin)
Moderation: Oliver Falck (ifo Munich)