Panel Data Conference: building research bridges
For the next two days Lithuania will be the meeting point for panel data professionals from all over the world, as the Bank of Lithuania and Vilnius University are jointly organising the 25th International Panel Data Conference on 4-5 July in Vilnius.
“The conference offers a perfect opportunity for building bridges among research professionals. Cooperation between policymakers, such as central banks, and the academic society helps to deepen the understanding of economic trends, which brings benefits to society. Our example proves it. Together with Vilnius University, we created a Centre of Excellence, which not only produces valuable research, but has also launched a state-of-the-art study programme, attesting to its forward-thinking mindset,” said Marius Jurgilas, Member of the Board of the Bank of Lithuania.
The programme of the conference consists of 29 contributed sessions covering 112 topics. The event will be driven by 4 keynote speakers: Manuel Arellano (CEMFI, “Recovering Latent Variables by Matching”), Peter Egger (ETH Zurich, “Estimating Panel Models with Selection and Network Interdependence”), Ivan Fernandez-Val (Boston University, “Panel Models with Factor Structure”) and Bo Honore (Princeton University, “Point-Identification in Simple Dynamic Binary Outcome Models”). These well-known researchers have published their works in the top scientific journals in the field of economics (Econometrica, the American Economic Review, the Review of Economics Studies, to name a few).
This year the conference welcomes participants from central banks and universities located in five continents (the majority of participants are from the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, the United States and Lithuania). The event aims to bring together economists, econometricians, statisticians and social scientists using panel data for their applied and/or theoretical research. The conference also provides an active forum for researchers to discuss their findings from theoretical or empirical viewpoints, exchange ideas for future research and promote active collaboration in all areas of panel data analysis.
About the Center for Excellence in Finance and Economic Research
The Bank of Lithuania’s Center for Excellence in Finance and Economic Research (CEFER) was established in 2014 in cooperation with Vilnius University. One of the major tasks of CEFER is to raise the quality of economic and finance sciences in Lithuania. Jointly with Vilnius University, CEFER has also developed a Bachelor programme in Quantitative Economics. The programme aims at developing graduates capable of successfully navigating within the modern finance industry as well as public institutions and private companies requiring competence in economics and data science.