World Bank: Open Data for Economic Growth

2015-07-14 / 0 comments

This paper examines the evidence for the economic potential of Open Data and concludes that, despite a variation in published estimates and some methodological difficulties, the potential is very large indeed. It reviews the latest data about companies using Open Data, and highlights four companies which did not exist ten years ago, which are driven…

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The Data Revolution and Economic Analysis

2015-07-10 / 0 comments

This paper by Liran Einav & Jonathan Levin (both Stanford University and NBER)was prepared for the NBER Innovation Policy and the Economy conference in April 2013. Many believe that “big data” will transform business, government, and other aspects of the economy. In this article we discuss how new data may impact economic policy and economic…

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Costs and Benefits of Data Provision

2015-07-09 / 0 comments

Nice study by John Houghton (Report to the Australian National Data Service 2011) on Open Government Data. The report investigates the cost-benefit-ration of open data strategies of the Australian government. It focuses on three main elements: The costs and cost savings experienced by PSI producing agencies involved in the provision of free and open access…

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EU Big Data Strategy & Policy

2015-06-24 / 0 comments

In July 2014, the Commission outlined a new strategy on Big Data, supporting and accelerating the transition towards a data-driven economy in Europe. The data-driven economy will stimulate research and innovation on data while leading to more business opportunities and an increased availability of knowledge and capital, in particular for SMEs, across Europe. Read more:…

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