The Data Revolution and Economic Analysis
Chapter in forthcoming NBER book Innovation Policy and the Economy, Volume 14, Josh Lerner and Scott Stern, editors
---- Acknowledgements -----
We thank Susan Athey, Preston McAfee, Erin Scott, Scott Stern and Hal Varian for comments. We are grateful for research support from the NSF, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the Toulouse Network on Information Technology.
---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Liran Einav -----
This paper draws on some of my experience in related work that used proprietary data from various companies, which were obtained through contracts that I and my coauthors signed with each of these companies (eBay Research, Alcoa, Safeway, and a subprime lender).
---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Jonathan Levin -----
Levin consulted in 2010-11 for eBay Research, and has consulted for other internet companies, and for the US government. He has received research funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Toulouse Network on Information Technology.