Massive Data Institute Distinguished Lecture with Dr. Karen Dynan: Using Data to Make Better Economic Policy in the 21st Century
On March 23, 2023 from 3:00-4:00pm at Riggs Library, the McCourt School of Public Policy’s Massive Data Institute (MDI) will host the second MDI Distinguished Lecture, followed by a reception. This lecture will be given by Karen Dynan, Ph.D., Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy at Harvard University and former Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy and Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
Lecture Abstract: The last two decades have seen significant advances in the economic data available to policymakers. The new economic data toolkit includes more timely and more granular data based on administrative records from private sources as well as new surveys. While these advances are yielding important benefits for managing the economy, they are still a work in progress. Dynan will discuss the gaps that these data have filled, as well as the issues that remain. She will also identify constructive next steps for public and private actors in using and improving data for economic policymaking.
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This event is open to the public. RSVP required.