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Italy must expand its online franchise: a policy promising attractive side-effects for the Italian economy

Valeria Cipollone - November 26, 2013 in Featured, Open Data


This blog has been reposted from the Bruegel Blog.

“55 years after its promulgation, how would you like to change the Italian constitution?” This is the rather difficult question posed to Italians in the online public consultation that closed

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 …

Open Economics: the story so far…

Velichka Dimitrova - August 30, 2013 in Advisory Panel, Announcements, Events, Featured, Open Data, Open Economics, Projects

A year and a half ago we embarked on the Open Economics project with the support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and we would like a to share a short recap of what we have been up to.

Our …

EC Consultation on open research data

Sander van der Waal - July 17, 2013 in Featured, Open Access, Open Data

The European Commission held a public consultation on open access to research data on July 2 in Brussels inviting statements from researchers, industry, funders, IT and data centre professionals, publishers and libraries. The inputs of these stakeholders will play some …

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 …

Second Open Economics International Workshop

Velichka Dimitrova - June 5, 2013 in Announcements, Events, Featured, Open Data, Open Economics, Workshop

Next week, on June 11-12, at the MIT Sloan School of Management, the Open Economics Working Group of the Open Knowledge Foundation will gather about 40 economics professors, social scientists, research data professionals, funders, publishers and journal editors for the

Open Access Economics: To share or not to share?

Velichka Dimitrova - May 22, 2013 in Featured, Open Access, Open Data, Open Economics, Open Research

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 …

Securing the Knowledge Foundations of Innovation

Velichka Dimitrova - May 15, 2013 in Advisory Panel, Featured, Open Access, Open Data, Open Research

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 …