Alice Louise Kassens
Professor, Roanoke College

Alice Louise Kassens, PhD, is the John S. Shannon Professor of Economics at Roanoke College in Salem, VA, where she teaches econometrics, labor economics, health economics, and principles of macroeconomics. Kassens incorporates the SAS Visual Analytics UN Comtrade platform in her macroeconomics course. Additionally, Kassens started the first undergraduate SAS Joint Certificate Program at Roanoke College and teaches all courses required for the certificate. Dr. Kassens earned a BA in economics and history at the College of William and Mary, a PhD in economics from North Carolina State University, and she taught at Washington and Lee University prior to her position at Roanoke College. She also serves on the Virginia Governor's Joint Advisory Board of Economists.

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Exploring Big Data with SAS® Visual Analytics: Visualizing Trade Data

By I-Sah Hsieh and Alice Louise Kassens

Available Third quarter 2019

SAS has teamed up with the UN Statistics Division to offer SAS Visual Analytics for UN Comtrade, providing real-time insights and analytics on trade and commodity data from more than 200 countries spanning 27 years. For the first time ever, massive volumes of trade data are available worldwide to anyone – policy makers, business leaders, researchers, educators and the general public – in an easy-to-explore format.

This book will introduce the SAS/UN Comtrade platform to show how Big Data is helping people find better answers, ask new questions that were not previously possible, and getting answers in real-time. It will provide case studies on a variety of groups and describe how to incorporate it into their curriculum/work.

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