In recent years, the rise of the National Front party has been a major feature of the French political landscape. Understanding the drivers behind the electoral successes of that party is now crucial for mainstream parties if they want to counter it efficiently. This is no small task, as the vote for the National Front is difficult to estimate for pollsters. Antoine Moreau and Laurent Flores contribution shows how Open Data can help shed light on the question, by combining voting data with freely available administrative data sets. In particular, they address the important question of the link between turn out and the National Front vote. They show that simple correlations between the two are biased but the true link can be estimated by econometric modelling, including endogeneity.
ESOMAR, the world association for market, social and opinion research professionals, just announced the winner of the ‘Excellence Award – Best Paper Nomination’ from the brand new ESOMAR Big Data World event, which was held from 15-17 November, in Berlin.
Selected by the 2016 Big Data World Programme Committee, the ‘ESOMAR Excellence Award – Best Paper Nomination’ serves as recognition for the most outstanding paper submitted for presentation at a conference.
And we are proud to announce the winner of the ESOMAR Big Data Excellence Award – Best Paper Nomination is:
Antoine Moreau, SLPV-Analytics, France and Laurent Flores, Université Paris II & Inseec, France, “Data Combo: Combining open data and econometric modelling to understand voter’s motivations”
Congratulations to the authors and kudos for this new achievement for INSEEC Research Center