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The European Association for Banking and Financial History (eabh) e.V.


The data dilemma: a risk or an asset?

10 Nov 2017 at 10:00am

Zagreb, Croatia

eabh in cooperation with INFUTURE

The amount of data about the finance sector is growing exponentially and storing it is becoming easier. Businesses are excited about the commercial possibilities of ‘Big Data’; academics are relishing the research potential of deep data archives and regulators are hoping for a fuller view of systemic risk and stability.

Will it all turn out well though? The current reality of massive data stores is often no more than massive cost and complexity. The workshop will explore how we got here with data and where we go next. Ultimately, can a meeting of business, academics and regulators resolve the data dilemma and find a way to turn a risk into an asset?


10.00Welcome coffee


Hrvoje Stančić (Zagreb University)
Carmen Hofmann (eabh)

Keynote speech

Tove Engvall (Mid Sweden University)

Session 1

Mario Pisani (HM Treasury)

Jan Booth (DEFRA)

Session 2

The ‘Big Data Revolution’ in banking and financial history. Some French experiments.
Angelo Riva (European Business School - Paris & Paris School of Economics)

Michael Moss (Northumbria University)
14.00Session 3

Privacy, confidentiality, security and consumer protection
Kertész Ákos (Central Bank of Hungary)

A tale of rain and bank runs. From small to big data and back
Anton Comanescu (National Bank of Romania)

Session 4

Data as a strategic asset for central banks policies
Per Nymand (ECB)

Central banks, big data & better insights into monetary and financial stability
Bruno Tissot (BIS) invited

The World Bank Big Data Challenge Program
Trevor Monroe (World Bank) invited
16.30End of workshop


10 Nov 2017 at 10:00am to 4:30pm


The Westin Zagreb Hotel
Krsnjavoga 1

Zagreb, Croatia

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