“In today’s information age, models no longer need to make assumptions about how the world looks; policymakers can use real-time data. The tools are now available to answer the question: “Who trades what with whom?”. Data will transform how to formulate policy, assess the impact of the changing trade landscape, and how banks finance trade.”
Dr Rebecca Harding is an independent economist specialising in trade and trade finance and CEO of Coriolis Technologies, providing data as a service to the trade and trade finance space. In this interview, Rebecca explains how the role of data is influencing trade policy and unlocking new opportunities for trade financiers.