Interactive data visualization in the financial system

Philippa Sigl-Glöckner

Private Secretary to State Secretary Wolfgang Schmidt
Federal Ministry of Finance

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The Global Financial Crisis of 2007-2008 did not only cause the biggest loss in output post World War II, its far-reaching ripple effects also revealed that interdependencies between individual players in financial systems were much higher than previously assumed. This led policy makers to push the reset button for much of macroeconomic research. The analysis of financial systems and the development of empirical approaches became top of the agenda. One of these new empirical approaches was interactive data visualisation.

In her research, Philippa reviews the state of financial systems visualisation, identifies gaps, and sets out design principles. She introduces three applications, showing how interactive data visualisation can help to analyse Interbank Networks, unconventional monetary policy and the secular rise of non-bank finance.

The event took place in February 20, 2019.

Find Philippa’s slides on SlideShare.

Philippa Sigl-Glöckner
Private Secretary to State Secretary Wolfgang Schmidt
Federal Ministry of Finance

Philippa Sigl-Glöckner is a Policy Officer at the Federal Ministry of Finance in Berlin and runs Dezernat Zukunft, an economic think tank. Prior to this she completed a MSc in Computing at Imperial College London, which included a research stint at the Deutsche Bundesbank. Before venturing into Computer Science, Philippa worked in development finance at the World Bank in Washington D.C. and spent a year at the Liberian Ministry of Finance. She holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford.