European Statistics Day, 20 October 2016

20 October is European Statistics Day. The theme of this year’s initiative is ‘Better Data – Better Lives.’ Statistics Day is organised by the European Statistical Advisory Committee (ESAC) and the European System of Central Banks. A conference of European Statistics Stakeholders organised by Eurostat, the European Central Bank and the ESAC takes place in Budapest on 20 and 21 October. The EUI Library will be represented.

German National Library of Economics (ZBW) International Conference on Economic and Business Information

Presentations from the International Conference on Economic and Business Information INCONECSS, which took place in Berlin on 19-20 April, are now available online. The event – organised by ZBW – was attended by librarians, information specialists, data professionals and publishers. Thorsten Meyer, Chief Librarian of the ZBW and chair of the conference, summarised the event: “Participants from Singapore to Finland agreed that the management of different stakeholders must assume greater importance in libraries, down to staff level. The needs, work methods and daily routines of researchers and students in economics must not only be known, but must provide the central starting point from which libraries offer their services.”

Festival dell’Economia content now online

Video and audio from the 10th annual Festival dell’Economia is now available online. The Festival, held in Trento from 29 May to 2 June, brought together economists, policymakers, students and Nobel laureates to discuss economic trends and new directions in scholarly research. This year’s event also included panels organised by the Institute for New Economic Thinking Young Scholars Initiative. Among the 2015 participants were Anthony Atkinson, Giuseppe Bertola, Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, Tito Boeri, Gøsta Esping-Andersen, Luigi Guiso, Paul R. Krugman, Helga Nowotny, Pier Carlo Padoan, Roberto Perotti, Thomas Piketty, Dani Rodrik, Antonio Schizzerotto, Joseph E. Stiglitz and Ignazio Visco. Full details.