The Open Economics Working Group
The Open Economics Working Group is run by the Open Knowledge Foundation in association with the Centre for Intellectual and Property Law (CIPIL) at the University of Cambridge. Its membership consists of leading academics and researchers, public and private sector economists, representatives from national and international public bodies and other experts from around the world.
We want economics to be built on sound, transparent foundations, wherever possible. In particular, it is important that the data and associated analysis be openly available to all members of society.
This Working Group exists to:
- Act as a central point of reference and support for those interested in open economic data.
- Identify best practice as well as legal, regulatory and technical standards for open economic data.
- Act as a hub for the development and maintenance of low-cost, community-driven projects related to open material in economics
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From our Blog
Last Friday, Barry Eichengreen, professor of Economics and Political Science at Berkeley, wrote about “Open Access Economics” at the prestigious commentary, analysis and opinion page Project Syndicate, where influential professionals, politicians, economists, business leaders and Nobel laureates share opinions about current economic and political issues. He reaffirmed that indeed the results of the Reinhart and [...]
Last month, Paul David, professor of Economics at Stanford University, Senior Fellow of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) and a member of the Advisory Panel delivered a keynote presentation at the International Seminar of the PROPICE in Paris. Professor David expresses concern that the increased use of intellectual property rights (IPR) protections [...]
The Open Economics Working Group is inviting to a one-day sprint to create a machine-readable format for the reporting of regression results. When: May 25, Saturday, 10:00-16:00 Where: Centre for Creative Collaboration (tbc), 16 Acton Street, London, WC1X 9NG How to participate: please, write to economics [at] okfn.org The event is meant for graduate students [...]
Last month we released ten datasets from the research project “Small Artificial Human Agents for Virtual Economies“, implemented by Professor David Levine and Professor Yixin Chen at the Washington University of St. Louis and funded by the National Science Foundation [See dedicated webpage]. We are now happy to announce that the list has grown with [...]