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 13th,12:00-13:30

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

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

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

Students presentations: Monday 25th, 9:30-11:00

Reading list, material and important info

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