Big Data

Granular data have developed strongly in the aftermath of the great financial crisis of 2007-2009 especially in the context of the Data Gaps Initiative endorsed by the G20. Big data contribute to increasing the robustness of the economic analysis and research. This seminar will focus on the compilation, handling sharing and use of big data in a central bank.


Dates: 9 - 12 March 2021

Apply before: 6 January 2021

Language: English (with video replays in English and French)

Location: Online

Contact: Louis Bê Duc



Contributions will be provided by expert from Banque de France, other central banks and international organisations. It will address the following topics:

  • Sources of big data : micro data ; internet-based  indicators
  • Use of Big data : monetary analysis ; forecasting; financial stability
  • Architecture of Big data solutions in Banque de France
  • Data science
  • Information governance
  • Data analyst training and HR issues
  • Data sharing & data access
  • Data protection


This seminar is intended for central bank staff interested in the compilation and use of big data in a central bank. Participants are expected to interact actively in the discussion and may give presentations on their own experience.

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