The 2017 SIDE Summer School of Econometrics will be held at the Bank of Italy SADIBA Center in Perugia. SIDE is the acronym for the Italian Econometric Association. Even this year the Summer School will be two-week long.
The topic of the first week will be "Non-Parametric Bayesian Models for Big Data and Macro/Finance " by Prof. Tamara Broderick (MIT) and Prof. Joshua Chan (UTS) from July 10th to July 14th.
The role of the housing market and household indebtedness in affecting financial stability and the wider economy is at the forefront of discussions in policy institutions and in academia. The purchase of a home is the largest investment most individuals make during their lifetime and changes in households’ home equity may have distributional consequences. Much ground is not covered and key questions remain unanswered regarding the role housing plays in the macroeconomy. Access to large and detailed micro data may sharpen our understanding of these issues.
The aim of the conference, hosted by the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt am Main on 21-22 September 2017, is to enhance our understanding of the drivers and dynamics of inflation and of inflation expectations, to draw conclusions from the most recent low inflation environment as well as from earlier episodes, and to discuss lessons for the future.