The Economic Graph Research project CFP will open this Fall

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 research could researchers propose that has the potential to create greater economic opportunity? Read the LinkedIn Engineering blog post by Deepak Agarwal that outlines the next exciting phase of LinkedIn's research partnership program.

We were humbled by the overwhelming response to our initial CFP and the quality of proposals we received. Our next CFP will be opening in August 2018. Watch this space for more details!

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 a digital representation of the global economy based on 560 million members, 50 thousand skills, 20 million companies, 15 million open jobs, and 60 thousand schools. In short: it’s all the data on LinkedIn.

Through mapping every member, company, job, and school, we’re able to spot trends like talent migration, hiring rates, and in-demand skills by region. These insights help us connect people to economic opportunity in new ways.  And by partnering with governments and organizations around the world, we help them better connect people to opportunities.

Learn more about the Economic Graph