Course Description:
This course will introduce the basic idea of Big Data and its general applications
in the private sector. Government has also strived to mitigate fraud, in law
enforcement to predict future crimes, in education to improve academic performance,
and in infrastructure to monitor the city’s usage of precious resources through data
mining and other Big Data analytics. We then focus on the public policy discussion
and provide Big Data empirical examples adapted from different disciplines/ areas
(e.g., taxation, industry, trade, environment, education, and labor), which will be
discussed in detail.

Each professor will utilize his/her own lecture notes.

Teaching Method:
Lecturing and discussion

Assignment and presentation 25% for each instructor