Understanding the Economy Using Twitter

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Monday 14th March, 2011

11:00am to 12:00pm (CST)

Our goal is to present how we use the “huge data” collected by using open APIs of Twitter and other online services to empirically test and improve existing models in social sciences such as economics and sociology. Bringing together natural language processing and macroeconomics, on top of the troves of machine-generated data, we also propose building innovative applications to track consumer sentiment and industry dynamics.

LEVEL: Beginner

About the speakers

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Andrew Whinston

Hugh Roy Cullen Centennial Chair in Business Administration, Professor of Information Systems, CS and Econ. Director of CREC at UT Austin bio from Twitter

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Zhan Shi

data, economics, Manchester United, travel, photography bio from Twitter

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12 attendees

  • Andrew Whinston
  • Andrew Weber
  • Barrett
  • Dan Dzombak
  • Heleen van Lier
  • Matt Keeler
  • Steve Myers
  • Neo Zhang
  • Zach Pousman
  • Ted Leung
  • wilbertbaan
  • Michael ZS

9 trackers

  • Abbi Siler
  • Andy Agnew
  • Dan Weingrod
  • erwin blom
  • finn
  • PF Samuelson
  • Orson Ka'ili
  • Pelle Sten
  • Simon St.Laurent

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Time 11:00am12:00pm CST

Date Mon 14th March 2011


Room 204, AT&T Conference Center

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