“High-Dimensional Data”: Applications to Economics

LUISS Guido Carli
August 21 2017
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Full Time
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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 Euraxess