Two years ago, we launched an ambitious project called the Economic Graph Challenge (EGC). The idea was simple: There are approximately 3 billion people in the global workforce, and LinkedIn's vision is to create economic opportunity for every one of them. By mapping economic relationships and developing the world's first Economic Graph, we can make that vision a reality. What reserach could researchers propose that has the potential to create greater economic opportunity?
We were humbled by the overwhelming response to our CFP and the quality of proposals we received. Read the LinkedIn Engineering blog post by Deepak Agarwal that outlines the next exciting phase of LinkedIn's research partnership program!
Introducing LinkedIn Economic Graph Research
There are approximately 3 billion people in the global workforce. LinkedIn's vision is to create economic opportunity for every one of them. The development of the world's first Economic Graph will lead to making that vision a reality. This, of course, is no easy task. Our vision is grand, but it is not unattainable.
So, here's the challenge: Given the wealth of data that exists within LinkedIn, what research would you propose that has the potential to create greater economic opportunity?
We are launching the LinkedIn Economic Graph Research program to encourage researchers, academics and data-driven thinkers to solve some of the most challenging economic problems of our times.
Together, we believe we can effectively remove barriers to economic growth and create opportunity for every member of the global workforce.
Learn more about LinkedIn Economic Graph Research.
What is the Economic Graph?
The Economic Graph is, in short, a digital mapping of the global economy. It will include a profile for every one of the 3 billion members of the global workforce, enabling them to represent their professional identity and subsequently find and realize their most valuable opportunities. It will include a profile for every company in the world, who you know at those companies offer to enable you to be more productive and successful. It will digitally represent every economic opportunity offered by those companies, full-time, temporary, and volunteer, and every skill required to obtain these opportunities. It will include a digital presence for every higher education organization in the world that can help members obtain these skills. And it will overlay the professional relevant knowledge of every one of those individuals, companies, and universities to the extent that they want to publicly share it. Learn more about the Economic Graph and join the discussion.