A Personal Perspective on the Origin(s) and Development of 'Big Data': The Phenomenon, the Term, and the Discipline, Second Version

8 Pages Posted: 18 Jan 2013  

Francis X. Diebold

University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE); National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: November 26, 2012

Abstract

I investigate Big Data, the phenomenon, the term, and the discipline, with emphasis on origins of the term, in industry and academics, in computer science and statistics/econometrics. Big Data the phenomenon continues unabated, Big Data the term is now firmly entrenched, and Big Data the discipline is emerging.

Keywords: massive data, computing, statistics, econometrics

JEL Classification: C81, C82

Suggested Citation

Diebold, Francis X., A Personal Perspective on the Origin(s) and Development of 'Big Data': The Phenomenon, the Term, and the Discipline, Second Version (November 26, 2012). PIER Working Paper No. 13-003. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2202843 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2202843

Francis X. Diebold (Contact Author)

University of Pennsylvania - The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE) ( email )

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HOME PAGE: http://www.ssc.upenn.edu/~fdiebold/

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