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Home | Events | New Insights from Big Data into Inequality and Risk
Tinbergen Institute Lectures

New Insights from Big Data into Inequality and Risk

  • Location
    Tinbergen Institute
  • Date

    June 11, 2019 until June 13, 2019

This mini-course will review the growing body of empirical research that draws new insights from Big Data about economic inequality and micro risks. It will cover new methods that can harness the power of Big Data. We will discuss different types of inequality (in annual versus lifetime incomes; at the top versus elsewhere, between versus within: firms, regions, genders, etc.; inequality in wealth, health, and others), why they each matter, what we know about them, and how they have changed over time. We will discuss various types of micro risks (facing households, workers, or firms), how they vary across the population, their non-Gaussian nature, how these risks vary over the business cycle and over long horizons. We will discuss the new insights into these questions provided by research from Big Data.


TI research master and PhD students register via OSIRIS. Other participants, please email courses@tinbergen.nl, and include a vitae and a short letter in which you motivate your participation.

The registration code for the Lectures is: TI185
Deadline for registration: May 15, 2019
Maximum number of participants: 50

Registration fee is €400 for PhD students and €600 for other participants.

For participants who want to take this course for credits: the sit-in exam is scheduled for June 20.

For more information please contact Ms. Carine Horbach at courses@tinbergen.nl