2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

How Data Science Can Help Avoid the Next Recession

Saturday, March 12
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 6AB
531 E 4th St


When will the next recession hit? How long can China sustain its high-growth rate? What types of jobs will drive the global economy?

Our best guesses to these questions often come from lagging data or incomplete surveys, which then flows to policymakers, markets, and the public.

But there's good news: economists now have access to more real-time and complete data than ever before. With vast information from search engines, social media, and even satellites, they can help identify trends and spot trouble areas.

In this panel, you'll hear from analysts working to make this opportunity a reality at jobsite Indeed, Google, and satellite imaging company SpaceKnow.

Hashtags: #sxsw #DataEcon


Fabien  Curto Millet at SXSW

Fabien Curto Millet

Dir of Economics at Google


Fabien CURTO MILLET is Director of Economics at Google, where he has worked since 2011. He reports to and works closely with Chief Economist Hal Varian on the development of data-driven insights an...

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Pavel Machalek at SXSW

Pavel Machalek


Spaceknow Inc

Pavel is a Co-Founder at Spaceknow, a provider of satellite imagery analytics for the financial, government and construction sectors. Previously Pavel was head of remote sensing at The Climate Corp...

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Tara Sinclair at SXSW

Tara Sinclair

Chief Economist


Tara Sinclair is an associate professor of economics and international affairs at George Washington University and chief economist at Indeed. Her research focuses on modeling, explaining, and forec...

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