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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, November 6-8, 2023

Each title below links to presentation materials. This list may be updated over time. 

Monday, November 6, 2023

1:00-4:00 p.m. Pre-Conference Workshop

Digital Badge-a-thon
Diego Mendez-Carbajo (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)
Scott St. Louis (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

9:00-9:45 a.m. - Keynote Address

"Using Economic Data to Understand the Economy"
Governor Chris Waller (Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System)
Watch a recording of the address here.

10:00-10:30 a.m. – Breakout Sessions 1

Session 1A: "Increasing Data Literacy Instruction through Improved Outreach: A Case Study from Cornell University Library"
Whitney Kramer (Cornell University)

Session 1B: "People Data: Marketing Segment Principles as an Explanatory Framework for Demographic Data"
Teddy Stocking (University of Nevada, Reno)

10:45-11:15 a.m. - Breakout Sessions 2

Session 2A: "Building a Desirable Repository: Meeting the Call of Researchers, Funders, FAIRness, and the OSTP"
Sarah Swanz (Washington University in St. Louis)

Session 2B: "How Government Fiscal Relief Affected Employment in the United States During the 2020 Recession"
Anna Xiong (Rice University)
Nik Sun (Rice University)

12:30-1:00 p.m. - Lightning Talks

"Trust Me, It's TikTok: Economic and Financial Literacy on Short-Form Content Platforms"
Georgette Nicolosi (Missouri University of Science and Technology)

"Prompting Economics: How to Reconcile ‘Traditional’ Information Services with AI-Triggered Information Practices"
Timo Borst (ZBW Leibniz Information Center for Economics)

1:00-1:30 p.m. – Breakout Sessions 3

Session 3A: "Deconstructing the GDP: Streams of Data"
Gwyneth Crowley (Yale University)

Session 3B: "Evaluating Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Everyday Business Research Assistance"
Michael Deike (University of Notre Dame)

1:45-2:15 p.m. - Breakout Sessions 4

Session 4A: "Propose, Plan, Execute, and Deliver: Developing a National Forum and Digital Deliverables Around Data Quality Evaluation"
Grace Liu (West Chester University)
Rashelle Nagar (Stanford University)
Bobray Bordelon (Princeton University)
Jordan Sarti (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Uyen Nguyen (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Session 4B: "ESG Beyond Words: Leveraging Text Classification to Measure Corporate Commitment"
Carol Schuetz (Baylor University)
Millicent Weber (Baylor University)
Joshua Been (Baylor University)

3:00-3:45 p.m. - Plenary Session

"FRED and Economic Education Resources from the St. Louis Fed"
Diego Mendez-Carbajo (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

9:00-9:45 a.m. - Keynote Address

"Beyond the Numbers: Data Producer Perspectives"
Arthur Johannes Giesberts (World Bank)

10:00-10:30 a.m. - Breakout Sessions 5

Session 5A: "Knowing NAPCS, the North American PRODUCT Classification System: Its Origin, Structure, Uses, and Limitations"
Jennifer Boettcher (Georgetown University)

Session 5B: "Data Citations and Reproducibility in the Undergraduate Curriculum"
Diego Mendez-Carbajo (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)

10:45-11:15 a.m. Breakout Session 6

Session 6: "Understanding the Fed: Public Documents and the Federal Reserve System" (link to handout)
Genevieve Podleski (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)
Pamela Campbell (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)

11:15-11:45 a.m. - Lightning Talks 

"Asking Data Analysis Questions with PandasAI"
Levi Dolan (Indiana University)



Accepted presentations canceled due to extenuating circumstances

"Logistics, Challenges, and Benefits of Acquiring Research Datasets in an Academic Library"
Alice Kalinowski (Stanford University)

"Testing the Efficacy of ChatGPT and Generative AI Tools in the Discovery of Quality Trade Sources: A Comparative Study" (Lightning Talk) 
Tim Tully (San Diego State University)