Webinar: The Importance of Data: Statistics During the Pandemic and Beyond

When 07 October 2021 2:00 PM
Where Web


Philip R. Lane - Data analysis and monetary policy during the pandemic

Rory McElligott - The Importance of Data: Statistics During the Pandemic and Beyond

Webinar Agenda

The Global Pandemic acutely highlighted the importance of timely, granular and multi-disciplinary statistics to support economic analysis and policy discussions.  Globalisation, structural change and the importance of an orderly transition to a greener, digitalised and more inclusive economy also create new challenges for data providers and statisticians.  In response, there has been significant innovation at national and international level to bridge data gaps and to increase collaboration. 

The opportunities to improve the availability of data for public policy decision making are huge in the digital age, but how do we harness this power to meet the communication and analytical challenges faced by central banks and other policy makers? 

This Central Bank of Ireland webinar discussed the important role of statistics for economic analysis and evidence-based policymaking.  Experiences during the Pandemic were shared, along with views on the future role of data and statistics in policy discussions.

Speakers included:

  • Keynote: Philip  R. Lane, Executive Board Member, European Central Bank
  • Sharon Donnery, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Ireland
  • Martina Lawless, Research Professor, Economic and Social Research Institute, Ireland
  • Paul Morrin, Assistant Director General, Statistical System Coordination Directorate, Central Statistics Office, Ireland
  • Fabio M. Natalucci, Deputy Director, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, International Monetary Fund
  • Bruno Tissot, Head of Statistics and Research Support, Bank of International Settlements
  • Rory McElligott, Head of Statistics Division, Central Bank of Ireland