Nikos Askitas

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Head of IDSC

P.O. Box 7240

Bonn, D-53072

Germany

http://www.iza.org/home/askitas

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Google Econometrics and Unemployment Forecasting

DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 899
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 02 Sep 2009
Nikos Askitas and Klaus F. Zimmermann
IZA Institute of Labor Economics and Harvard University
Downloads 615 (41,907)
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Google, internet, keyword search, search engine, unemployment, predictions, time series analysis

Google Econometrics and Unemployment Forecasting

German Council for Social and Economic Data (RatSWD) Research Notes No. 41
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 30 Sep 2009
Nikos Askitas and Klaus F. Zimmermann
IZA Institute of Labor Economics and Harvard University
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Google, internet, keyword search, search engine, unemployment, predictions, time-series analysis

Google Econometrics and Unemployment Forecasting

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4201
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 08 Jun 2009
Nikos Askitas and Klaus F. Zimmermann
IZA Institute of Labor Economics and Harvard University
Downloads 213 (142,882)
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predictions, unemployment, search engine, keyword search, Google, internet, time-series analysis

Calling the Greek Referendum on the Nose with Google Trends

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 22 Jul 2015
Nikos Askitas
IZA Institute of Labor Economics
Downloads 120 (234,210)
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Calling the Greek Referendum on the Nose with Google Trends

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9569
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 26 Dec 2015
Nikos Askitas
IZA Institute of Labor Economics
Downloads 18 (553,608)

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nowcasting, Greek Referendum, greferendum, exit polls, complexity, behaviour, data science, computational social science, complex systems

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Health and Well-Being in the Crisis

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5601
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 04 Apr 2011
Nikos Askitas and Klaus F. Zimmermann
IZA Institute of Labor Economics and Harvard University
Downloads 77 (312,332)

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well-being, symptoms, side effects, Gallup, economic crisis, financial crisis, ill-being

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Predicting the Irish 'Gay Marriage' Referendum

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 16 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 17 Oct 2015
Nikos Askitas
IZA Institute of Labor Economics
Downloads 49 (392,063)

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Referendum, Predicting, Google Trends, Google Search, complexity, behaviour, data science, computational social science, complex systems

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Trend-Spotting in the Housing Market

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9427
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 19 Oct 2015
Nikos Askitas
IZA Institute of Labor Economics
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nowcasting, housing market, Google Trends, Google Search, S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price, complexity, behaviour, data science, computational social science, complex systems

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Detecting Mortgage Delinquencies

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5895
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 08 Aug 2011
Nikos Askitas and Klaus F. Zimmermann
IZA Institute of Labor Economics and Harvard University
Downloads 46 (402,520)

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housing, hardship letter, loan delinquency, mortgage, National Delinquency Survey (NDS), financial crisis, recession, bubble, Google Insights

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What Makes Persistent Identifiers Persistent?

RatSWD Working Paper No. 147
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 14 Jul 2010
Nikos Askitas
IZA Institute of Labor Economics
Downloads 44 (409,732)
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Persistent Identifier, Handle, DOI, Data, Trust, URN, RePEc

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Nowcasting Business Cycles Using Toll Data

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5522
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 01 Mar 2011
Nikos Askitas and Klaus F. Zimmermann
IZA Institute of Labor Economics and Harvard University
Downloads 33 (453,992)

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production forecasting, transportation, new products, macroeconomic forecasting, evaluating forecasts, data mining, business cycles, nowcasting, telemetry

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The Toll Index: Innovation-Based Economic Telemetry

RatSWD Working Paper No. 188
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 16 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 20 Oct 2012
Nikos Askitas and Klaus F. Zimmermann
IZA Institute of Labor Economics and Harvard University
Downloads 32 (458,480)
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ratswd, ratswd working paper, germany, policy, idsc, iza, nowcasting, toll index, MAUT, economic telemetry, secondary data use, data, reuse, indicator

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Big Data is a Big Deal But How Much Data Do We Need?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9988
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 20 Jun 2016
Nikos Askitas
IZA Institute of Labor Economics
Downloads 26 (488,361)

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Big Data, endogeneity, social science, causality, prediction

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The Internet as a Data Source for Advancement in Social Sciences

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8899
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 16 Mar 2015
Nikos Askitas and Klaus F. Zimmermann
IZA Institute of Labor Economics and Harvard University
Downloads 22 (510,928)

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forecasting, internet data, web data, World Wide Web, human resources and the internet

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Predicting Road Conditions with Internet Search

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9503
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 29 Nov 2015
Nikos Askitas
IZA Institute of Labor Economics
Downloads 21 (516,729)

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stau, traffic jams, highways, road conditions, Google Trends, prediction, forecasting, complexity, endogeneity, behaviour, big data, data science, computational social science, complex systems

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Opinion Copulas, Homophily and Multimodal Marginals

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10753
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 22 May 2017
Nikos Askitas
IZA Institute of Labor Economics
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clustering, agglomerations, opinion, social integration theory, complexity, internet, contagion of ideas, behaviour, copula, multimodal, adaptive, self-organizing, information cascades, fads

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Predicting the Irish 'Gay Marriage' Referendum

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9570
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 26 Dec 2015
Nikos Askitas
IZA Institute of Labor Economics
Downloads 13 (564,198)

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referendum, predicting, Google Trends, Google Search, complexity, behaviour, data science, computational social science, complex systems

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Selfish Altruism, Fierce Cooperation and the Emergence of Cooperative Equilibria from Passing and Shooting

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7896
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 25 Jan 2014
Nikos Askitas
IZA Institute of Labor Economics
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evolutionary game theory, fitness, altruism, evolution of cooperation, decoy, Nash equlibrium, repeated matching-pennies game, predator, emergence, autonomous ODE, classical Runge-Kutta method