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Open model of an oil contract

Johnny West - October 22, 2013 in External Projects, Featured, Open Data, Open Economics

Please come and kick the tires of our open model of an oil contract!

In the next month or so, OpenOil and its partners will publish what we believe will be the first financial model of an oil contract under …

Fundamental Stock Valuation on an Open Platform

Gregory Ugwi - September 3, 2013 in External Projects, Featured, Open Data

Investors have traditionally relied on Wall Street analysts for projections of companies’ intrinsic values.  Wall Street analysts typically come up with their valuations using Discounted Cash flow (DCF) analysis. However, they do not disclose the proprietary models used for arriving …

The AEA Registry for Randomized Controlled Trials

Patrick McNeal - July 4, 2013 in External Projects, Featured, Open Tools, Trials Registration

The American Economic Association (AEA) has recently launched a registry for randomized controlled trials in economics (https://www.socialscienceregistry.org). The registry aims to address the growing number of requests for registration by funders and peer reviewers, make access to results …

Quandl: find and use numerical data on the internet

Tammer Kamel - July 2, 2013 in External Projects, Featured, Open Data

Quandl.com is a platform for numerical data that currently offers 6 million free and open time series datasets. Conceptually, Quandl aspires to do for quantitative data what Wikipedia did for qualitative information: create one location where quantitative data is easily …

First Opinion series on Transparency in Social Science Research

Carson Christiano - June 7, 2013 in Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS), External Projects, Featured, Open Data, Open Economics, Open Research

The Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) is a new effort to promote transparency in empirical social science research. The program is fostering an active network of social science researchers and institutions committed to strengthening scientific integrity …

Disclosure and ‘cook booking’

Joshua Gans - March 25, 2013 in Contribution Economy, Economic Publishing, Featured, Open Data, Open Economics

This blog post is cross-posted from the Contribution Economy Blog.


Many journals now have open data policies but they are sparingly enforced. So many scientists do not submit data. The question is: what drives them not to submit? Is …

Data Sharing: Poor Status Quo in Economics

Sven Vlaeminck - March 5, 2013 in EDaWaX, External Projects, Featured

hare_c_flickrThis article is cross-posted from the blog of the European Data Watch Extended Project

In the context of our research project EDaWaX a new research paper has been published by Patrick Andreoli-Versbach (International Max Planck Research School for Competition and …

Looking again at “Big Deal” scholarly journal packages

Joshua Gans - February 18, 2013 in Contribution Economy, Economic Publishing, Featured, Open Access, Open Economics

This blog post is cross-posted from the Contribution Economy Blog.

One of the things pointed to in the debate over market power and scholarly journals is the rise of “Big Deal” packages. Basically, this has arisen as publishers bundle …

Joshua Gans Joining the Advisory Panel of the Working Group

Velichka Dimitrova - February 14, 2013 in Advisory Panel, Contribution Economy, Featured, Open Access, Open Data, Open Economics

We are happy to welcome Joshua Gans in the Advisory Panel of the Open Economics Working Group.

Joshua Gans

Joshua Gans is a Professor of Strategic Management and holder of the Jeffrey S. Skoll Chair of Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship at …

Dutch PhD-workshop on research design, open access and open data

Velichka Dimitrova - February 1, 2013 in Economic Publishing, EDaWaX, External Projects, Featured, Open Access, Open Data, Open Economics

This blog post is written by Esther Hoorn, Copyright Librarian, University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

If Roald Dahl were still alive, he would certainly be tempted to write a book about the Dutch social psychologist Diederik Stapel. For not …