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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?


09.45Welcome coffee

Hrvoje Stančić (Zagreb University)
Gabriella Massaglia (eabh)

Keynote speech: Data and control – risks and possibilities in the financial domain 
Tove Engvall (Mid Sweden University)

Data as a strategic asset for central banks policies
Per Nymand-Andersen (ECB)
11.15Coffee break
11.30Does more data make better economic policy? A view from HM Treasury, the UK’s economics and finance ministry
Mario Pisani (HM Treasury) & Jan Booth (DEFRA – former HM Treasury)

The ‘Big Data Revolution’ in banking and financial history. Some French experiments.
Angelo Riva (European Business School - Paris and Paris School of Economics)
14.00Secure long-term preservation of banking and financial records
Djordje Hinic (Piql AS) 

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

What happened in the Daily Gold Fixings Auctions: 1919-1968 - The missing data
Fergal O'Connor (University of York)
15.15Coffee break
15.30 A tale of rain and bank runs. From small to big data and back 
Anton Comanescu (National Bank of Romania)

Calling all archivists - the five grand challenges of the digital environment
Michael Moss (Northumbria University)
Hrvoje Stančić (Zagreb University)


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


The Westin Zagreb Hotel
Krsnjavoga 1

Zagreb, Croatia

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