Statistics for economic analysis: the experience of the Bank of Italy

145 Pages Posted: 7 Jul 2022

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Giovanni D'Alessio

Bank of Italy

Riccardo De Bonis

Bank of Italy

Luigi Infante

Bank of Italy

GianMatteo Piazza

Bank of Italy

Giorgio Nuzzo

Bank of Italy

Francesca Zanichelli

Bank of Italy

Silvia Sabatini

Bank of Italy

Romina Gambacorta

Bank of Italy

Guido de Blasio

Bank of Italy

Stefano Federico

Bank of Italy

Juri Marcucci

Bank of Italy

Laura Bartiloro

Bank of Italy

Elena San Martini

Bank of Italy

Date Written: June 17, 2022

Abstract

The paper provides an overview of the main statistics produced by the Bank of Italy: financial accounts, monetary statistics, balance of payments, household and business surveys. The volume discusses the problems related to the measurement of economic phenomena, how statistics can be used for policy evaluation, the challenges for official statistics posed by globalization, the digital economy and big data. Finally, we show the policy adopted by the Bank of Italy for the dissemination of statistics and the role of the Research Data Center.

Keywords: central bank statistics, financial accounts, monetary and banking statistics, balance of payment, household surveys, business surveys, financial literacy, policy evaluation, official statistics, globalization, digital economy, big data, dissemination

JEL Classification: C40, C80

Suggested Citation

D'Alessio, Giovanni and De Bonis, Riccardo and Infante, Luigi and Piazza, GianMatteo and Nuzzo, Giorgio and Zanichelli, Francesca and Sabatini, Silvia and Gambacorta, Romina and de Blasio, Guido and Federico, Stefano and Marcucci, Juri and Bartiloro, Laura and San Martini, Elena, Statistics for economic analysis: the experience of the Bank of Italy (June 17, 2022). Bank of Italy Occasional Paper No. 693, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4155336 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4155336

Giovanni D'Alessio (Contact Author)

Bank of Italy ( email )

Via Nazionale 91
00184 Roma
Italy

Riccardo De Bonis

Bank of Italy ( email )

Via Nazionale 91
00184 Roma
Italy

Luigi Infante

Bank of Italy ( email )

Via Nazionale 91
Rome, 00184
Italy

GianMatteo Piazza

Bank of Italy ( email )

Via Nazionale 91
Rome, 00184
Italy

Giorgio Nuzzo

Bank of Italy ( email )

Via Nazionale 91
Rome, 00184
Italy

Francesca Zanichelli

Bank of Italy ( email )

Via Nazionale 91
Rome, 00184
Italy

Silvia Sabatini

Bank of Italy ( email )

Via Nazionale 91
Rome, 00184
Italy

Romina Gambacorta

Bank of Italy ( email )

Via Nazionale 91
00184 Roma
Italy

Guido De Blasio

Bank of Italy ( email )

Via Nazionale 91
00184 Roma
Italy

Stefano Federico

Bank of Italy ( email )

Via Nazionale 91
Rome, 00184
Italy

Juri Marcucci

Bank of Italy ( email )

Via Nazionale , 91
Rome, 00184
Italy
+39-06-4792-4069 (Phone)

Laura Bartiloro

Bank of Italy ( email )

Via Nazionale 91
00184 Roma
Italy

Elena San Martini

Bank of Italy ( email )

Via Nazionale 91
Rome, 00184
Italy

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