Minnesota Economics Big Data Institute


MEBDI Fall Events Schedule


Inaugural MEBDI Annual Lecture on Big Data (September 30th)


Patrick Bajari will deliver the Inaugural MEBDI Lecture on Big Data in-person at the University of Minnesota. The title of his lecture is “The Use of Big Data in Industry: A View from the Front Lines.”

Patrick Bajari is Vice President and Chief Economist at Amazon, and a former professor of Economics at the University of Minnesota. Since joining in 2010, he has helped Amazon build teams in econometrics, machine learning and research science.


This event is in-person only and space is limited due to COVID restrictions. For more information, please contact Kirstyn Ouverson (eric1995@umn.edu).  


First Annual MEBDI Fall Conference (October 1st)

The First Annual MEBDI Fall Conference on Big Data and Economic Models will be held in person at the University of Minnesota. This event will be live-streamed on YouTube starting at 9am US Central Time on October 1st.

Youtube link for live-stream: https://youtu.be/Tg3k5WH1Q2g


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  • (June 14, 2021) WORKING PAPERS about each of the 13 countries in the Global Income Dynamics (GID) Project are now online: LINK  (Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Norway, United States, United Kingdom, Spain, Sweden.)
    • For more information about the GID Project: CLICK HERE

  • (March 1, 2021) MEBDI Conference:  The 2nd Conference of the Global Income Dynamics Project took place virtually on November 19-20, 2020. Click here for the program and video of presentations
  • (September 2020) MEBDI Machine Learning Competition: Congratulations to Dhananjay Ghei and Sang Min Lee for winning the Grand Prize of the 2020 MEBDI Machine Learning Competition! Read more here: 2020 MEBDI ML Competition

MEBDI is a newly established research institute at the University of Minnesota that promotes and produces applied economic research that harnesses the power of big data under the guidance provided by economic theory. The institute brings together economists from the University of Minnesota economics department and outside researchers from broad backgrounds to contribute to this mission.






Get in Touch

Minnesota Economics Big Data Institute

Email: MEBDInstitute@gmail.com
Web: www.mebdi.org
Twitter: @mebdi8

Mailing address:
4-101 Hanson Hall 
1925 South 4th Street 
Minneapolis, MN, 55455

Administrative contact: 
Kara Kersteter
Email:  kerst003 (at) umn (dot) edu 




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