Second National Statistics Conference 2013 (MyStats 2013): Promoting Innovation in Economic and Financial Statistics to Support Policy Making in a Dynamic Environment, 18 November 2013, Sasana Kijang, Kuala Lumpur
Bank Negara Malaysia will be organising the second national statistics conference (MyStats 2013) with the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) and Institut Statistik Malaysia (ISM) on 18 November at Sasana Kijang.
The theme of MyStats 2013 is "Promoting Innovation in Economic and Financial Statistics to Support Policy Making in a Dynamic Environment".
The key objective of MyStats 2013 is to facilitate greater discussion and collaboration between statisticians/compilers and users of statistics, such as economists, analysts, academicians and policy makers, in improving data compilation, communication and usage of statistics. It will also provide an avenue for the participants to discuss new ways and innovative approaches in the compilation and usage of statistics to support analysis, surveillance and policy measures in the increasingly dynamic environment.
The topics of discussion include: (i) New Statistics for Better Surveillance and Policy Action; (ii) Innovation in Analysis and Statistics; (iii) New Horizon for Financial and Economic Statistics; (iv) Leveraging on Statistical Methods and Scientific Approaches for Better Analysis; (v) Application of Technology in Transforming Malaysia's Statistical Landscape; and (vi) Innovation in Statistics and Analysis for Responsive Policy Action.
Dr. Haji Abdul Rahman Hasan, Chief Statistician, Department of Statistics Malaysia
YB Senator Dato' Sri Abdul Wahid Omar, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Malaysia
Overview on role and initiatives of International Statistical Institute (ISI)
Prof. Dr. Vijayan N. Nair, President ISI
Session 1: New Statistics for Better Surveillance and Policy Action
Global financial and economic crises: Lag in statistics or slow in policy actions?
Per Nymand-Andersen, European Central Bank
Statistics after the financial crisis: Response to new data demands and data gapsDr. He Qi, International Monetary Fund
Strengthening statistical compilation and usage of relevant statistics in MalaysiaAbd. Latib Talib, Department of Statistics Malaysia
'Allauddin Haji Anuar, Economic Planning Unit, Prime Minister's Department, Malaysia
Session 2(A): Innovation in Analysis and Statistics
Compilation and management of labor market statistics for macroeconomic analysis at the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics Dr. John L. Eltinge, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Economic Transformation Programme: Understanding the progress through data and indicatorsKu Kok Peng, The Performance Management and Delivery Unit, Prime Minister's Department, Malaysia
Domestic demand-driven growth: Analysis perspective and statistics needed
Dr. Yeah Kim Leng, RAM Holdings Berhad
Measuring core inflation: The Malaysian caseMohd Helmi Ramlee, Bank Negara Malaysia
Sia Ket Ee, Hong Leong Investment Bank Berhad
Session 2(B): Leveraging on Statistical Methods and Scientific Approaches for Better AnalysisAn overview on the statistical methods for economic research and risk assessment
Dr. Lau Wee Yeap, University of Malaya
Aggregate financing to the real economySheng Songcheng, People's Bank of China
Measurement and contribution of total factor productivity to economic growthProf. Dr. Noorasiah Sulaiman, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Estimating Malaysia's output gap: Have we closed the gap?
Dr. Nur Ain Shahrier, Bank Negara Malaysia
DiscussantAlan Tan Chew Leong, Affin Investment Bank Berhad
Session 3(A): New Horizon for Financial and Economic StatisticsGoing beyond GDP: Social wellbeing and happiness indicators
Dr. Dahlia Rosly, Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government
Transcending the traditional approach through satellite accountsZubaidah Ismail, Department of Statistics Malaysia
Big data analytics: The next frontier for economic and financial analysisBob Chua, Pulse Group PLC
Monitoring shadow banking and its challenges: The Malaysian experienceMuhamad Amar Mohd Farid, Bank Negara Malaysia
DiscussantProf. Dr. Santha Vaithilingam, Monash University Malaysia
Session 3(B): Application of Technology in Transforming Malaysia's Statistical LandscapeGoing beyond the traditional mode of business: Statistics from internet
Dr. Qing Wu, Google Inc.
Leveraging on Business Intelligence tools for micro- and macro-data analysis and researchTai Yoon Foong, Bank Negara Malaysia
Addressing statistical gaps in a dynamic payment environmentYee Chee May, Bank Negara Malaysia
Location based statistics: Knowing your place
Wan Razali Matsah, Telekom Malaysia Berhad
Panel Discussion: Innovation in Statistics and Analysis for Responsive Policy Action
Dr. Norhana Endut, Bank Negara MalaysiaDr. Mohd Uzir Mahidin, Department of Statistics Malaysia
Dr. Zakariah Abdul Rashid, Malaysian Institute of Economic Research
En. Suhaimi Ilias, Maybank Investment Bank Berhad