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French Elections 2017 on Google Trends by the hour

Just three days ahead of the first round French Elections here is how Google Search has it:

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Pegida in Germany with #BigData

Google Searches for PEGIDA in Germany in 2015 and in February 2016. Yes Saxony does have a right extremism problem.

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Where, in Germany, do refugees go?

One in eight asylum seekers disappear after registration according to press reports. One way to get an idea where those that do not leave the country might be is to use google searches to trace them. Syrian refugees are the … Continue reading

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The unbearable lightness of forecasting with bad data

It takes no genius in order to paint the broad strokes of sound economic policy advice. That such advice may involve the M-Word is also not a surprise. This was the case with the annual report of the German Council … Continue reading

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