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Data Science: A Primer for Economists

Gomez-Ruano, Gerardo (2020): Data Science: A Primer for Economists.

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The last years have seen an explosion in the demand for data science skills. In this paper, I introduce the reader to the term, point out the technological jumps that allowed the rise of its methods, and give an overview of the most common ones. I close by pointing out the strengths and weaknesses of the corresponding tools as well as their complementarities with economic analysis.

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