Faculty Directors


Government agencies and modern businesses, from banks and online retailers to social media platforms and search engines, are amassing an unprecedented wealth of data in terms of both size and level of detail. This rapidly growing wealth of “big data” provides new opportunities to improve the quality of economic analysis. This initiative explores the ability of big data to fulfill this promise, with the help of newly developed econometric tools.

Associated Scholars

Associated Working Papers

BFI Working Paper Oct 18, 2019

Multiscale Analysis of Bayesian CART

Ismael Castillo, Veronika Rockova
BFI Working Paper Sep 16, 2019

A Practical Method for Testing Many Moment Inequalities

Yuehao Bai, Andres Santos, Azeem Shaikh
BFI Working Paper Apr 23, 2019

Inference in Experiments with Matched Pairs

Yuehao Bai, Joseph P. Romano, Azeem Shaikh
Topics:  Technology & Innovation

Associated News

BFI News Feb 20, 2018

Spotlight on BFI’s New Research Initiative to Study Big Data

The Becker Friedman Institute (BFI) launched four new research initiatives earlier this year to support collaborative research and learning around several key issues, including: the study of Big Data;...