ECARES Doctoral Lectures 2020-2021

January 12 2021

Ruben Durante, UPF will give lectures on “Text Analysis for Economists”

Course objective

An ever-increasing share of human communication is recorded as digital text. Analysing and making sense of this vast amount of data is increasingly important for research in the social sciences. This course provides an accelerated introduction to the theory and practice of text analysis by surveying methods for systematically extracting quantitative information from text, from classical content analysis and dictionary-based methods, to classification methods, scaling methods, and topic models. The course introduces the theoretical foundations for text analysis but mainly takes a practical approach, illustrating the methods through state-of-the-art applications to research questions in economics, political science, and finance. Lectures will be complemented with hands-on exercises working with text data in Python

Next lectures (registration links in the calendar)

Lecture #3: Wednesday January 13th,12:00-13:30

Lecture #4: Monday January 18th, 9:30-11:00

Lecture #5: Wednesday January 20th, 9:30-11:00

Lecture #6: Thursday January 21th, 9:30-11:00

Lecture #7 : Monday January 25th, 9:00-10:30

Students presentations: Tuesday February 16th, 9:00-11:00

Reading list, material and important info

Latest News

‘Het succes heeft China verblind en arrogant gemaakt’

29 November 2022

Begraaf het idee dat internationale handel autocratieën helpt te liberaliseren. ‘China is uitgegroeid tot een frankensteinregime. En Rusland stevent af op een bloedig intern conflict’, zegt de Belg Gérard Roland, een wereldautoriteit in de evolutie van voormalige planeconomieën.

Read more

Impromptu workshop on electricity markets

23 November 2022

December 5, 2022 – 9 am – 13:30 pm – av. Roosevelt 42, room R42.3.110

Read more


23 November 2022

4 positions : Strategy-Macro-Econometrics-Information economics/regulation/public policy (Deadline : 30 Nov 2022)

See more details
See more news