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MIDAS-CSCAR Workshop Series on Large Datasets: CoreLogic
February 20, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Weiser Hall, 6th Floor, 619
The University of Michigan library system has licensed a large data set containing real estate transactions, deeds, and property tax records for the United States. The data were collected by the commercial vendor CoreLogic, and our license allows UM researchers to use the data for research purposes. These data are of potential interest to researchers in many fields, as they capture spatial and temporal real estate market conditions, taxing practices, and the physical states of millions of residential structures in the US. In this workshop, members of MIDAS and CSCAR will examine the contents and limitations of the data, some examples of research questions that used this set of data, and some of the computational and analytic tools that have been successfully used with these data in the past. CSCAR consultants can provide free guidance for researchers wishing to work with these data, including both methodological and computational aspects of the work. We will also be happy to discuss with you to help you decide how this dataset can be used for your specific research questions.
Speaker: Dr. Kerby Shedden, Director of CSCAR and Professor of Statistics