David Bholat

Senior Manager - Advanced Analytics


Dr David Bholat leads a team of ten data scientists and researchers in Advanced Analytics, the Bank’s Big Data division, which he helped to establish in 2014. David holds degrees from the University of Chicago, London Business School, London School of Economics and Georgetown University. His publications have spanned a number of areas including banks’ asset quality, micro-prudential supervision, fintech, financial history, and text mining. Current research includes innovative analyses of bank financial statements, the legal history of financial contracts, and the use of experimental methods for assessing the adequacy of central bank communications.

David's selected academic publications

Enhancing central bank communications using simple and relatable information, with Broughton, N Ter Meer, J.& Walczak, E. Journal of Monetary Economics (2019)
Identifying ‘Uber risk’: central banks’ analytics aid stability, with C Chakraborty, Global Public Investor (2017)
Modelling metadata in central banks, ECB Statistics Paper Series (2016)
Big Data and central banks, Big Data & Society (2015) 
The interwar gold standard in light of the present, Journal of Common Market Studies (2014)
Money, bank debt and business cycles: between economic development and financial crises, availability of credit and secured transactions in a time of crisis
The future of central bank data, Journal of Banking Regulation (2013)
Mints and money in medieval England, Financial History Review (2013)
Show me the money: opening up Big Data in finance, with U Atz, Open Data Institute (2013)

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