I am Eryk Walczak ( /vʌltʃʌk/ ), a Data Scientist in the Bank of England. I am also a PhD student (final year) in the Department of Experimental Psychology at University College London.

You can find some of my projects on this site and on R-bloggers.
Opinions expressed here are mine and not those of my employer.

Publications / Working Papers


Neuroscience / Psychology

Walczak, E. (2018). Speech Production. In Oxford Bibliographies in Linguistics. Ed. Mark Aronoff. New York: Oxford University Press.

Hardwicke, T.E., Jameel, L., Jones, M., Walczak, E.J., & Weinberg, L.M. (2014). Only Human: Scientists, Systems, and Suspect Statistics. Opticon1826 (16):25, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/opt.ch

Walczak, E., Zhang, J., Schoof, T., Tuomainen, J., & Howell, P. (2014). Cortical inhibition of the brainstem frequency following response in falling and rising tone production. Proceedings from ISSP 2014 The 10th International Seminar on Speech Production. Cologne, Germany.

Skatova, A., Leygue, C., Spence, A., Bedwell, B., Walczak, E., & Ferguson, E. (2012). Communal Energy Displays: The Role of Emotions in Environmental Decisions. Proceedings from Digital Futures 2012 Conference, Aberdeen, UK.


Enhancing central bank communications using simple and relatable information (video and interview), Annual Research Conference – Central Bank Communications: From Mystery to Transparency, Kyiv, Ukraine, 23-24 May 2019

Textual complexity in bank regulationNew Analytical Tools and Techniques for Economic Policymaking, OECD, 15-16 April 2019 (see the presentation by Rajan Patel; starts at 2h39min)

New methods and advanced analytics at the Bank of England – 8th ESRC Research Methods Festival 2018, University of Bath, 3 July 2018



Media mentions / Public engagement

PRA using AI to understand connectivity of rulebook – centralbanking.com

BoE study finds ‘relatable’ communications boost trust and understanding – centralbanking.com

Central Banking: When Communication is the Policy – Rebuilding Macroeconomics

Simply is best: enhancing trust and understanding of central banks through better communications – Bank Underground

Central banking: when communication is the policy – Behavioural Insights Team blog

Elektrody, mózg i język chiński [English: Electrodes, brain, and Chinese language] – The Polish Observer

Polyglots’ Brains – Neuroscience and Language Learning. Presented at Polyglot Gathering 2014. Berlin, Germany.


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