Course on Text as Data in Economics


The course introduces participants to economic literature in which text is used as data and provides information on methods and software for working with textual data. By the end of the course, you will know more about how text can be, and has been, applied to answer economically relevant questions. You will be able to do some analysis yourself and will be well equipped to take more detailed and advanced courses on the topic.The course is addressed to PhD and advanced Master’s students interested in using text as data for economic analysis. Please send your letter of motivation and CV as a PDF file to by 24 May 2019. The decision on acceptance will be taken no later than 7 June 2019. A preliminary course to learning the basics of Python will be provided on 15 July in the afternoon.


ZEW – Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung

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  • Leif Anders Thorsrud

    Leif Anders Thorsrud // Norges Bank and BI Norwegian Business School

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