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Milan van den Heuvel

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I am the CEO and Research Director at Prometis Lab, a non-profit research institute that aims to enables more informed decisions by all levels of society, companies, and government by researching socioeconomic challenges leveraging anonymised financial data from BNP Paribas Fortis.

I am also a visiting Professor at the Economics department of Ghent University, the Co-Chairholder of the BNP Paribas Fortis Research Chair: "Models for a changing world.", and an affiliate researcher at the Center for Applied AI at Chicago Booth

I obtained the title "Joint Ph.D. in Physics and Economics" in 2019 for my thesis titled "Addressing socioeconomic challenges with micro-level trace data".

Through Prometis Lab and Ghent University, I lead a research group whose mission it is to employ real-life bank data to tackle economic and societal questions that will provide value to policy makers and society. Topics herein range from economic nowcasting, household finance, AI for decision-making, data governance, sustainability, inequality, and more.

My personal research interests lie in designing and applying new methodology on the edge of causal inference and machine learning to find relevant answers in data that empower people/companies/governments to make the right decisions.

Network for research through banking

In the last years, I have been actively building a network of researchers, governments, and financial institutions that are active in, or interested in, research utilising real-world micro-level financial trace data.

If you are interested in hearing more or contributing to this network, do not hesitate to reach out. In time, more news will be shared about this network and its events and meetings.

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