Predicting the Present with Google Trends -- Google

2012 Analytics Conference Huntington Beach
Keynote Presentations
Presented by Hal Varian, Chief Economist, Google

It is now possible to acquire real-time information in economic variables using various commercial sources. In this opening keynote talk, Hal Varian illustrates how one can use Google Trends data to measure the state of the economy in various sectors, and discusses some of the implications for research and policy.