Our institute strives to put mathematics and statistics at the service of quantitative analysis of questions about economics, finance, and government policy. Scientists use mathematics because we want our models to be coherent. We use statistics because we want our models to describe data well. Our purpose is to learn, teach, and apply an array of methods made possible by the availability today of powerful and inexpensive computational methods and large data sets. We provide a platform for developing computational economics and financed based on user friendly and powerful open source languages, especially Python and Julia.