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The Statistical Memory of Brazil

Velichka Dimitrova - January 14, 2013 in Crowd-sourcing, Data Digitalization, External Projects, Featured, Open Data, Open Economics, Public Finance and Government Data, Statistical Memory of Brazil

This blog post is written by Eustáquio Reis, Senior Research Economist at the Institute of Applied Economic Research (Ipea) in Brazil and member of the Advisory Panel of the Open Economics Working Group.

The project Statistical Memory of Brazil

Timeline of Failed European Banks

Anders Pedersen - January 7, 2013 in Crowd-sourcing, Failed Banks, Featured, Public Finance and Government Data

A few months back Open Economics launched a project to list the European banks which have failed recently. After a successful online data sprint and follow up research, we have now collected data on 122 bank failures and bailouts since …

Economics & Coordinating the Crowd

Ayeh Bandeh-Ahmadi - December 20, 2012 in Crowd-sourcing, Featured, Open Innovation

This blog post is written by Ayeh Bandeh-Ahmadi, PhD candidate at the Department of Economics, University of Maryland.

Group designed by Amar Chadgar from the Noun Project

This past spring, I spent a few months at the crowdfunding company Kickstarter, …

Analyzing the Yourtopia Dataset

Guo Xu - February 7, 2012 in Crowd-sourcing, Yourtopia

The following post is from Dirk Heine and Guo Xu, members of the Yourtopia project team. 

Last year, the Open Economics Working Group submitted Yourtopia, a crowd-sourced indicator of social progress, to the World Bank Apps4Development competition and has …