Inaugural Economic Statistics conference - Economic Statistics in a Digital Age

  • Event Date: 21 February - 22 February 2017
  • Venue Location: Celtic Manor, Newport, Wales

The Office for National Statistics would like to invite you to their inaugural Economic Statistics conference. The purpose of this exciting event is to bring together leading academics, economists, statisticians and economic commentators to debate developments surrounding economic statistics and measuring the modern economy.

Over two days you will hear from experts who will present the latest developments within statistics, economics and data science. This includes exploring financial and digital services, using administrative, big and innovative data, and the productivity puzzle together with a number of other topics.

This conference will give you a unique opportunity to explore issues surrounding the measurement of the modern economy, and influence the direction of development for official Economic Statistics.

We already have an impressive line-up of guest expert speakers including:
• Martine Durand, Chief Statistician and Director of Statistics Directorate at OECD
• Professor Andrew Blake, Institute Director of The Alan Turing Institute
• John Pullinger CB, UK National Statistician
• Dave Ramsden, Chief Economic Adviser to HM Treasury and Head of the Government Economic Service (GES)
We will also present the research agenda of ONS' new Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence (ESCoE). ESCoE will be an independent research centre, sponsored by ONS, to deliver innovative and world-class economic analysis and research to extend the provision and quality of the UK's economic statistics. The centre brings together a number of leading academic and think tank institutions to work in partnership with the ONS, including the new data science campus.

Visit our website to find out more and register for your free place:


Contact Information

  • Name: Danny Langley
  • Address: Office for National Statistics
  • Tel: 0207 592 8639

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