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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 …

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 …

Looking for the Next Open Economics Project Coordinator

Open Knowledge International - July 3, 2013 in Announcements, Featured, Open Economics

### Open Economics Project Coordinator

The Open Economics Working Group is looking for a project coordinator to lead the Open Economics project in the next phase. The Open Economics Project Coordinator will be the point of contact for the Working …

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 …

Automated Game Play Datasets: New Releases

Velichka Dimitrova - April 24, 2013 in Announcements, Data Release, Featured, Open Data, Open Economics, Open Research

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 …

Reinhart-Rogoff Revisited: Why we need open data in economics

Velichka Dimitrova - April 18, 2013 in Featured, Open Data, Open Economics, Open Research, Public Finance and Government Data

Another economics scandal made the news this week. Harvard Kennedy School professor Carmen Reinhart and Harvard University professor Kenneth Rogoff argued in their 2010 NBER paper that economic growth slows down when the debt/GDP ratio exceeds the threshold of 90 …

Open Research Data Handbook – Call for Case Studies

Velichka Dimitrova - April 9, 2013 in Announcements, Call for participation, Featured, Open Data, Open Economics, Open Research

The OKF Open Research Data Handbook – a collaborative and volunteer-led guide to Open Research Data practices – is beginning to take shape and we need you! We’re looking for case studies showing benefits from open research data: either …

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 …