Antonio Ciccone finds that commodity price downturns lead to a substantial increase in the risk of civil war.
José García-Montalvo and Marta Reynal-Querol develop a systematic strategy to study the effect of diversity on growth by analyzing this relationship at different spatial scales.
Hannes Mueller and Christopher Rauh present a new method of predicting conflict through news topics which are generated automatically from a topic model.
Christopher Hansman, Jonas Hjort, Gianmarco León, and Matthieu Teachout explain how exporters in developing countries use vertical integration to upgrade output quality and gain access to high end markets in the developed world.
Diego Restuccia and Raül Santaeulàlia-Llopis use micro data from Malawi to investigate agricultural land misallocation and the potential economic effects of efficient reallocation.
Pau Milán uses data from community networks in the Bolivian Amazon to analyze a model of informal insurance.