Applications of Web Scraping in Economics and Finance

Linh Vi, Oleksandr Talavera, Piotr Śpiewanowski

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The 21st-century economy is increasingly built around data. Firms and individuals upload and store enormous amount of data. Most of the produced data is stored on private servers, but a considerable part is made publicly available across the 1.83 billion websites available online. These data can be accessed by researchers using web-scraping techniques.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOxford Research Encyclopedia of Economics and Finance
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jul 2022


  • web scraping
  • online prices
  • online vacancies
  • web-crawler
  • iMacros
  • big data


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