Category Archives: Big Data

UK snap Elections 2017: Conservatives gain from Terror Attack

Election day today in the UK and it is hard to know how to interpret the contrast between polls and Google search. While the polls have been showing the conservatives to be in the lead – although the margin has … Continue reading

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Toll index April 2017

The data is available at the Data Repository of the IDSC – Research Data Center of IZA. The paper we first studied the properties of these data is published at the Journal of Forecasting. The Toll Index has been widely … Continue reading

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Is the German Housing Market overheating?

The IMF is warning there may be a German Housing bubble in the making which might burst if interest rates were to go up. I constructed what I called the BUSE Index for the US housing market by looking at … Continue reading

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Macron vs Le Pen in post-debate Google search

The shares of  Macron vs Le Pen Google searches bounce back, in post-debate measurement,  to the pre-debate 60-40% configuration after a short-lived, debate induced merge. These numbers coincide with poll results.

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