This project aims to use “big data” to understand economic growth, technology innovation, and national competitiveness from the “bottom-up”.  Researchers will use datasets ranging from comprehensive records of patents, production and export to e-commerce feedback databases to build an empirically derived, granular, dynamic picture of how national and global economies evolve and grow.  The project is funded by the European Commission under FP7 and is in collaboration with the University of Rome, London Institute for Mathematical Sciences (LIMS), the University of Fribourg, and Hangzhou Normal University.

Project Leader / Primary Investigator

Prof. J. Doyne Farmer, Eric Beinhocker

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