Event Details

SAIIE invites you to register and attend this free community engagement webinar titled: EconData Demonstration


EconData is a single source of South African macroeconomic data, providing researchers and broader public access to a growing collection of South Africa data sources (currently over 80 000). EconData makes it easy to download and update economic time series and automate workflows that draw on this data. To enable real-time forecast comparisons and model evaluation, the platform provides historical vintages of all curated data. EconData enables users to auto-update their charts and models of South African data, using the EconData R package and open API. The presentation is aimed at encouraging researchers and practitioners from different disciplines to use the platform and contribute data.

Speakers

  • Daan Steenkamp (CEO of Codera)

    Daan Steenkamp

    CEO of Codera

    https://codera.co.za/

    Daan Steenkamp is from Codera Analytics, an economic consultancy specialising in economic modelling and data analysis automation. They have recently launched their EconData platform, which provides automated updates of South African macroeconomic and banking data. Daan is an economist who has previously worked at the SARB, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and South African National Treasury.

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  • Byron Botha (Data Scientist at Codera)

    Byron Botha

    Data Scientist at Codera

    https://codera.co.za/

    Byron Botha is from Codera Analytics, an economic consultancy specialising in economic modelling and data analysis automation. They have recently launched their EconData platform, which provides automated updates of South African macroeconomic and banking data. Byron is an experienced economist, computer scientist and developer, with experience developing econometric models at the South African Reserve Bank.

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