The Research Division hosts a free biennial conference to address the challenges of economic information. The event brings together experts to share their experiences at the frontier of economic data and information, discuss problems and potential solutions, and identify ways to improve access to and understanding of economic information.
The aim of this event is to provide librarians and other information professionals with the knowledge, competence, and enthusiasm to disseminate economic information expertise to their respective audiences.
Beyond the Numbers has been postponed, and will not take place November 18-20, 2020 as planned. Instead, we will offer several online professional development opportunities on those dates.
Beyond the Numbers is coordinated by our Research Information Services staff.
November 18-20, 2020* (Online)
Webinar keynote speakers:
William Beach, Commissioner, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Lars Vilhuber, Economist, Cornell University
November 7-9, 2018
Stephanie Lee Studds, Division Chief, Economic Indicators Division, U.S. Census Bureau
Wendy Stephens, Assistant Professor and Library Media Program Chair, Jacksonville State University
October 6-8, 2016
Stephen Cecchetti, Professor of International Economics, Brandeis International Business School
Brian C. Moyer, Director, Bureau of Economic Analysis
September 29-30, 2014
Hal Varian, Chief Economist, Google
Neil Fantom, Manager, Open Data Initiative, World Bank