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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.

Conference Programme

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Opening Remarks
Dr. Haji Abdul Rahman Hasan, Chief Statistician, Department of Statistics Malaysia

Keynote Address
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

ISI Background
ISI Publications
ISI Elected Membership
ISI Regular Membership

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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
[Paper] [Slides]

Statistics after the financial crisis: Response to new data demands and data gaps
Dr. He Qi, International Monetary Fund
[Paper] [Slides]

Strengthening statistical compilation and usage of relevant statistics in Malaysia
Abd. Latib Talib, Department of Statistics Malaysia
[Paper] [Slides]

Discussant
'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
[Paper] [Slides]

Economic Transformation Programme: Understanding the progress through data and indicators
Ku Kok Peng, The Performance Management and Delivery Unit, Prime Minister's Department, Malaysia
[Paper] [Slides]

Domestic demand-driven growth: Analysis perspective and statistics needed
Dr. Yeah Kim Leng, RAM Holdings Berhad
[Paper] [Slides]

Measuring core inflation: The Malaysian case
Mohd Helmi Ramlee, Bank Negara Malaysia
[Paper] [Slides]

Discussant
Sia Ket Ee, Hong Leong Investment Bank Berhad

Session 2(B): Leveraging on Statistical Methods and Scientific Approaches for Better Analysis

An overview on the statistical methods for economic research and risk assessment
Dr. Lau Wee Yeap, University of Malaya
[Paper] [Slides]

Aggregate financing to the real economy
Sheng Songcheng, People's Bank of China
[Paper] [Slides]

Measurement and contribution of total factor productivity to economic growth
Prof. Dr. Noorasiah Sulaiman, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
[Paper] [Slides]

Estimating Malaysia's output gap: Have we closed the gap?
Dr. Nur Ain Shahrier, Bank Negara Malaysia
[Paper] [Slides]

Discussant
Alan Tan Chew Leong, Affin Investment Bank Berhad

Session 3(A): New Horizon for Financial and Economic Statistics

Going beyond GDP: Social wellbeing and happiness indicators
Dr. Dahlia Rosly, Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government
[Paper] [Slides]

Transcending the traditional approach through satellite accounts
Zubaidah Ismail, Department of Statistics Malaysia
[Paper] [Slides]

Big data analytics: The next frontier for economic and financial analysis
Bob Chua, Pulse Group PLC
[Paper] [Slides]

Monitoring shadow banking and its challenges: The Malaysian experience
Muhamad  Amar Mohd Farid, Bank Negara Malaysia
[Paper] [Slides]

Discussant
Prof. Dr. Santha Vaithilingam, Monash University Malaysia

Session 3(B): Application of Technology in Transforming Malaysia's Statistical Landscape

Going beyond the traditional mode of business: Statistics from internet
Dr. Qing Wu, Google Inc.
[Paper] [Slides]

Leveraging on Business Intelligence tools for micro- and macro-data analysis and research
Tai Yoon Foong, Bank Negara Malaysia
[Paper] [Slides]

Addressing statistical gaps in a dynamic payment environment
Yee Chee May, Bank Negara Malaysia
[Paper] [Slides]

Location based statistics: Knowing your place
Wan Razali Matsah, Telekom Malaysia Berhad
[Paper] [Slides]

Panel Discussion: Innovation in Statistics and Analysis for Responsive Policy Action

Panellists:
Dr. Norhana Endut, Bank Negara Malaysia
Dr. Mohd Uzir Mahidin, Department of Statistics Malaysia
Dr. Zakariah Abdul Rashid, Malaysian Institute of Economic Research
Suhaimi Ilias, Maybank Investment Bank Berhad

For any enquiry on the Conference, please contact the following officers:

Jenny Yan Chin Wai
03-26988044 ext 7867
yancw@bnm.gov.my

Ili Sarah Aspar
03-26988044 ext 7857
ilisarah@bnm.gov.my

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