After regaining my strength after a tough breakdown at another project, I thought about what we could do to re-start the group. Most of the people previously involved left the group and/or moved away to other things and, thus, the group is kind of stumbling upon itself.
It is crucial to rapidly get involved with a couple of projects and get some results so that people realize we’re alive and kicking.
The oil industry is a very peculiar one and so I believe it is a great start - specially since the literature is vague and not very concise in specific matters. That is why the group has previously done a model of an oil contract, partnering up with Open Oil group. However, that research was not concluded and we must proceed.
In this specific thread, there are two main things I wish to know from you:
- Who’s interested to get involved in this topic? I know @Samira and @rbeard want to get involved, even though their contribution is kind of limited due to real life commitments. However, as you understand, as more people get involved, better for us.
- Which particular topics would you like to develop? Personally, I would vote for theoretical models to, first, explain some firm’s behaviors in the market and, later, proceed with empirical analysis, using open data - of course.
Please let us know your thoughts. Even if we are only a few collaborating, we can deliver amazing things, I am sure!