“High-Dimensional Data”: Applications to Economics
The digital revolution brought about by the advent of the Internet has not just changed the way individuals obtain, produce, and exchange information. It has opened a new world of possibilities for social scientists.
The Internet now incorporates an impressive amount of high-dimensional data (i.e., the so-called “Big Data”) that may provide new avenues for social research. In particular, the Internet embeds a very extensive set of texts that can provide a rich source of highdimensional
data such as, for example, Economic, Political and Financial News; Political speeches; Social
Media postings (e.g., Twitter and Facebook); Central bank announcements. The project aims at gathering some of these text-banks, and then at exploiting them to analyze how rules and institutions shape the incentives and behavior of individuals within an organization.
This job comes from a partnership with Science Magazine and