Mathematics & Statistics Colloquium - Dr Monica Alexander, University of Toronto

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 16:00
MS Teams

Title: Using Facebook advertising data to estimate migration

Speaker: Dr Monica Alexander, University of Toronto

The talks will be held virtually this semester via Microsoft Teams. Link to join the meeting is given below.  All are welcome.
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Measuring and monitoring migration is important for policy and planning purposes. However, often detailed or timely data on migration outcomes do not exist. In this talk I will discuss the potential for using data from Facebook’s advertising platform to estimate and project short-term migration patterns. The potential utility of these data will be highlighted through two case studies: ’nowcasting’ migrant stocks in the US, and estimating out-migration from Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.

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