A New Meetup
This is a new meetup in New York City dedicated to discussing topics in the intersection of economics, AI, machine learning and big data. Please spread the word. To recommend speakers, ping us, at rahel at contextbridge dot com. http://www.meetup.com/economics-and-big-data
- Meetup #1: Murli Buluswar, VP and Chief Science Officer, AIG “Machine Learning: how should the art of decision making intersect with Science” [July 31, 2014]
- Meetup #2: Pat Bajari, VP and Chief Economist, Amazon “Econometrics, Big Data, E-Commerce” [Sept. 5, 2014]
- Meetup #3: David Rothschild, Economist, Microsoft Research NYC “How to disrupt the multi-billion dollar survey research industry: information aggregation using non-representative data” [Oct 10, 2014]
Bridging Economics and the Economics of Information and the Internet (Book)
Fantastic book by Hal Varian at the early stages of the Internet: Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy (1998!!!)
Bridging Econometrics and AI (Paper)
Hal Varian’s paper: Big Data: New Tricks for Econometrics, March 31, 2014.
NBER Conference on IT and Digitization (2013) (Conference)
Of particular interest were two sessions on Friday:
Panel: What Can Economics Learn from Machine Learning?
Panelists: Susan Athey, Stanford University and NBER
Hal Varian, University of California at Berkeley
Andreas Weigend, Stanford University
John Langford, Microsoft
Consumer Price Search and Platform Design in Internet Commerce (LINK)
Michael Dinerstein, Stanford University
Liran Einav, Stanford University and NBER
Jonathan Levin, Stanford University and NBER
Neel Sundaresan, eBay Research Labs
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