The workshop, organized by the International Doctoral Programme in Economics and by the Institute of Economics of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, has been held in Pisa on the 30th of September
What kind of econometrics is needed to measure and understand a world characterised by heterogeneity, self-organisation, and change? This was the core question addressed during the “” held on the 30th of September at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna.
The workshop received partial financial support by the Young Scholar Initiative (YSI) , and has been jointly organized by the PhD students of the International Doctoral Programme in Economics (IDPE) and by the Institute of Economics of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna.
The objective of the workshop was to uncover the limits of standard econometric methods and single out possible alternative techniques able to deal with the complex-system nature of the economy. The discussion focused on domains at the research frontier, like the use of machine learning techniques and big-data for economics, but also devoted attention to the core traditional topics of econometric analysis like endogeneity, identification, and aggregation.
The themes developed during the workshop have great relevance to the research activities carried out within the ISIGrowth project, and various presentations were grounded on project’s findings.