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.
This is the second of two roundups of VoxEU articles written by Barcelona GSE researchers.
Joram Mayshar, Omer Moav, Zvika Neeman and Luigi Pascali find that one consistent difference between farming societies that developed complex hierarchies and those that did not was whether those societies relied on cereal grains or roots and tubers.