alternative data

Alternative Data: Can Technology Make Us Less Reliant on Official Data

Economists and the broader investment community rely on government data to learn about key market indicators like oil inventories, agricultural production, and export volumes. But access to new technology is changing that. Commerc ...

Satellites, Governments and Macro-Finance Markets

Financial markets look to governments to learn about aggregate, “macro”-economic outcomes, because governments have unique power in putting together data. Prof Abhiroop MUKHERJEE studies if alternative data will make a ...