- Could the model be applied to other commodities? Our preliminary investigation on chilly prices yielded some intriguing results (more details to come about this in a follow up blog post)
- What about regional price variation? Assuming we could geo-locate a sufficient amount of tweets, could we pick up sufficient signal to investigate regional variations in prices?
- How does this methodology compare with other approaches to enhancing the price collection data process through big data? (most notably, web crawling as in the MIT Billion prices project?)
On 3-6 September 2020 the United Nations Statistics Division, along with UNCTAD, UN Global Pulse, Marine Traffic, and CCRi, hosted the UN’s first AIS Big