Mini Track on Statistical Methods and Data Science in Applied Economics


Exploring Global Perspectives: The Future of Economics and Social Sciences

Mini Track Chairs

  • Adriana AnaMaria DAVIDESCU (ALEXANDRU), Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest

  • Guest Speaker – Roberto Dell’Anno, Director of CELPE, Head of LaBETI, Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Salerno, Italy.

The Mini-Track on Statistical Methods and Data Science in Applied Economics aims to convene a diverse group of academic scientists, researchers, and research scholars for the purpose of presenting and discussing the latest innovations, trends, and practical challenges encountered in the realm of quantitative modeling, applied statistics, and data science. This forum is dedicated to fostering a comprehensive exchange of ideas and findings related to high-quality, original research contributions that are unpublished and embody empirical or experimental work in various domains.We warmly invite contributions in the following areas for presentation at the conference:

  • Applied Statistics in Social Science
  • Data Collection and Applications
  • Data Mining
  • Data Science
  • Econometrics (Macro and Micro Econometrics)
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Measurement and Network Analysis
  • Sampling Techniques and Applications
  • Spatial Statistics and Econometrics
  • Statistical Analysis of Internal and International Migration
  • Statistical Applications in International Comparisons
  • Statistical Modelling and Simulation
  • Statistical Software (R, SAS, Python)
  • Statistics in Education
  • Other Areas of Applied Statistics and Applied Quantitative Analysis
  • Predictive Analysis and Econometrics
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Economics
  • Economic Policy Analysis
  • Behavioral Economics and Data
  • Sustainability and Economic Analysis
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Digitalization of the Economy
  • Quantitative Approaches in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Business Statistics, Business Analytics


is a Full Professor at the Department of Statistics and Econometrics, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania. She is the Head of the Data Science Research Lab, specialising in applications for business and economics, and a senior researcher at the Department of Labour Market Policies of the National Scientific Research Institute for Labour and Social Protection. With over 17 years of experience in socio-economic research, she has been deeply involved in various analytical pursuits. For over 17 years, she has delved into informality issues at both national and international levels. She has led various national research projects and served as a senior expert for the European Commission, specifically for the European Platform that addresses Undeclared Work. Prof. Davidescu possesses extensive expertise in the evaluation of public projects and programs. Her prowess in project team management is evident, having coordinated more than 14 national projects and played a pivotal role as a senior expert in over 50 national and international endeavours. She has showcased her expertise in counterfactual methods during the assessment process, especially in empirically testing causal chains in interventions related to the Operational Program Competitiveness 2014-2020 Evaluation Plan, the Human Capital Operational Program 2014-2020 Evaluation, and the Partnership Agreement Evaluation Plan. She held the esteemed position of a modelling key expert. She served as the team leader for the Operational Program Competitiveness 2014-2020 Evaluation Plan, focusing on evaluating POC interventions in research, development, and innovation. Additionally, she was a senior modelling expert, instrumental in assessing the impact of interventions for both the Human Capital Operational Program 2014-2020 Evaluation Plan and the Partnership Agreement Evaluation Plan, with an emphasis on economic, social, and territorial cohesion.

Roberto Dell’Anno (Guest Speaker)

is a Full Professor of Public Economics at the University of Salerno (Italy), the Scientific Head of LaBETI (Research Laboratory of Economics and Technologies for Innovation) and the Director of CELPE, Centre for Economic and Labour Policy Evaluation at the Department of Economics and Statistics of the University of Salerno. He holds a PhD in “Public Economics” from the University of Salerno, a master’s degree in “Economics and Finance” from the University “Federico II” of Naples (Italy) and an International Master’s degree in “Economics & Complexity” from the University of Barcellona (Spain), University of Roskilde (Denmark) and University of Salerno (Italy). He has been a Visiting Research Scholar at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Cambridge (UK) and the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies of Georgia State University (Atlanta, Georgia, USA). Dell’Anno has been an Assistant Professor of Public Economics at the University of Foggia (Italy), Research Fellow (Post-Doc) at the Department of Economics and Statistics of the University of Salerno (Italy) and Marie Curie Fellow for Early-Stage Researchers at the Department of Economics of the University of Aarhus, Denmark. He has published more than fifty articles in international economic journals. Member of the Editorial Board for the Societal Impact (Elsevier Publishing); Associate Editor of the International Journal of Social Economics, Co-editor for the Italian Journal of Public Economics, and reviewer for more than fifty scientific academic journals, international editors, private and public research institutions. His main research interests are in Informal Economy, Tax Evasion, Corruption, Behavioral Public Finance, Bibliometrics and Measurement of Latent Variables.