Analytical Corner

Tuesday, April 9

Illuminating Economic Growth: Tapping Big Data to Improve Growth Information

Jiaxiong Yao (AFR)
Moderator: Danny Jiang (SEC)
Time: 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Location: Cedar Hall, HQ1-1-660

Automation as an Offset to Aging?
Japan’s Shrinking Labor Force and Rise of the Robots

Presenter: Todd Schneider (APD) / Gee Hee Hong (APD)
Moderator: Ajit Kulkarni (SEC)
Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Cedar Hall, HQ1-1-660

Scaling up Access to Credit for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses in the Middle East and Central Asia

Presenter: Anta Ndoye (MCD) / Armand Fouejieu (EUR)
Moderator: Emelie Mannefred (SEC)
Time: 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Location: Cedar Hall, HQ1-1-660

The World Uncertainty Index

Hites Ahir (RES)
Moderator: Joy De Vera (COM)
Time: 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Cedar Hall, HQ1-1-660

Central Bank Governance: Emerging Best Practices

Presenter: Elie Chamoun (FIN) / Riaan van Greuning (FIN)
Moderator: Daniela Alcantara (SEC)
Time: 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Location: Cedar Hall, HQ1-1-660

A Machine Learning Approach to Nowcasting GDP for Lower Income Countries

Presenter: Thomas Dowling (WHD) / Yang Liu (ITD)
Moderator: Ping Wang (COM)
Time: 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Cedar Hall, HQ1-1-660

Rising Corporate Market Power and its Macroeconomic Effects

Presenter: Wenjie Chen (RES)
Moderator: Grace Zimmerman (COM)
Time: 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Location: Cedar Hall, HQ1-1-660


Wednesday, April 10

The Influence of Macroprudential Policies on Household Credit and Spending: Lessons Learned

Presenter: Adrian Alter (MCM) / Machiko Narita (MCM)
Moderator: Kwabena Akuamoah-Boateng (COM)
Time: 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Cedar Hall, HQ1-1-660

Export Diversification: Key Drivers and Policy Implications

Presenter: Rahul Giri (SPR) / Saad Noor Quayyum (SPR)
Moderator: Jennifer Beckman (COM)
Time: 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Location: Cedar Hall, HQ1-1-660

Fighting Illicit Financial Flows

Presenter: Francisca Fernando (LEG) / Li Liu (FAD)
Moderator: Analisa Bala (SEC)
Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Cedar Hall, HQ1-1-660

Gaming the System: Tax Motivated Phantom or Real Foreign Direct Investments?

Presenter: Sebastian Beer (FAD) / Thomas Elkjaer (STA)
Moderator: Jean Acheson (SEC)
Time: 12:30 PM -  1:15 PM
Location: Cedar Hall, HQ1-1-660

Big data on Vessel Traffic: Nowcast Trade Flows in Real-Time

Presenter: Marco Marini (STA)
Moderator: Bob Ahmed (COM)
Time: 1:15PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Cedar Hall, HQ1-1-660