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parse some economic data sets that i have on hand
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README.rst

economic-data

parse some economic data sets that i have on hand

Todo

  • Data is not correctly normalised for a DB but rather is in pre-joined tables as fits a stats program. Normalise it better.

Questions

Scientific

  • What is the best metric to use to look for clusters or their absence?
    • Innovation?
    • Quantity of goods moved?
    • Patents filed?
  • How do you "cost" developing a new technology? No centralised records of such things are kept
  • Time dimension. How do we deal with the dynamic qualities of these networks?
  • Is it worthwhile reproducing Hidalgo and Hausmann's work, or simply starting anew with new metrics?

Technical

  • geocoding. How to quantify actual locations of the addresses, and distances between them.

  • how to stitch together the addresses of companies.

  • UN SITC database is not available in a plaintext of spreadsheet format but may be parsed off their website, given a day or two.

  • US databases are by far the best represented. Is this sufficient?

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