Measurements & Surveys

Townsend Thai Project

The Townsend Thai Project aims to bridge academic research and policy creation by bringing together one of the most detailed and longest running panel datasets in the developing world collected by the Thai Family Research Project and secondary data archived by the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) for researchers at the National Opinion Research Center (NORC), the University of Chicago, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and other prominent universities around the world.

Chicago Neighborhoods Project

Household and small business data from the Little Village and Chatham neighborhoods of Chicago, reflecting their diverse perspectives and offering detailed information about the economic and social circumstances of the households and small business owners. The small business data sets describe how small businesses were established and the roles they play within their communities. Information is also available about the extent to which households and small business owners rely on ethnic and family networks.

Mapping Financial Institutions in Emerging Markets

This project utilizes data mining techniques, GIS, and an interactive database to evaluate the impact of technology on retail banking and consumer finance in Thailand by detecting trends and shifts in consumer preferences and behavior. It also explores the factors influencing bank location decisions. This database provides financial institutions with access to valuable consumer information and offers visual representation of patterns in economic conditions,commercial and government bank locations,education, labor, and health.

Data Visualization Tool

The Data Visualization Tool uses a web-based interface and geographic information system to map, graph, and analyze socioeconomic data from Thailand and other countries. This resource allows for geographic and spatial analysis of large geographical areas, making it easier to search for patterns. The GIS framework will allow analysis of socioeconomic data to be coupled with analysis of biophysical and climatological parameters extracted from satellite imagery and remote sensing data.