Hannes Mueller and Augustin Tapsoba suggest that institutional checks and balances could play a role in preventing violent conflict by restricting ethnic favoritism.
A new study by Lídia Farré, Francesco Fasani, and Hannes Mueller suggests that an increase in the unemployment rate, caused by the collapse of the Spanish construction sector, led to a drastic increase in mental disorders.
If 1000 people were killed in conflict India, a country with a population of more than 1.2 billion inhabitants, would this have the same impact on the country as a whole as 1000 victims in Nicaragua, a country of 6 million inhabitants? The intuitive answer might be no, but this is exactly what most of the conflict literature is doing. Hannes Mueller makes a case for rethinking the approach of using a threshold of an absolute number of battle victims.