Where did all the bankers go?

February 19, 2010
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(This article was first published on Revolutions, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

When Lehman Brothers, Bear Stearns and Merrill Lynch went kablooie in the financial crisis, what happened to all their employees? Thanks to the magic of LinkedIn data, their Chief Scientist DJ Patil can answer that question: they went to the surviving banks:

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It's a great, if tantalizingly incomplete visualization -- I'd love to see this with "Other (non-bank) employers" (even if it is just a "handful" of the set, as Patil mentions) and "Unemployed" as additional leaf nodes.

LinkedIn blog: Where did all the people go from the collapsed financial institutions?

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