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Big Data’s Rise in Economics

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by Angela Guess Matt Phillips of Quartz recently wrote, “With the heady perfume of big data permeating much of the intellectual atmosphere, the field of economics is increasingly tilting toward empirical efforts, according to a recent paper published by Stanford economics professors Liran Einav and Jonathan Levin in the journal Science. That means in order…

The Best Ways to Use Data in Local Government

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by Angela Guess Sarah Marsh of The Guardian recently wrote, “We asked experts to give their tips on making the most of data in local government. Here’s what they had to say.” Dan Herbert commented, “I love the restaurant bill analogy that Rufus Pollock uses. The data on the bill may well show a lot has…

New US Research Initiative Aimed at Big Data

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by Angela Guess Steve Lohr of the NY Times reports, “The federal government is beginning a major research initiative in big data computing. The effort, which will be announced on Thursday, involves several government agencies and departments, and commitments for the programs total $200 million. Administration officials compare the initiative to past government research support…

The Fusion Project Aims to Bring Big Data Together

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by Angela Guess Applied Data Labs has launched a new project, the Fusion Project, with the aim of fusing public data into one massive data set. The release states, “The Fusion Project is making the promises of big data a reality and is possible only because of the explosion of available data. Back in 2010…