Classifying satellite images for socio-economic activity
This project proposes a methodology for predicting subnational economic development using high-resolution, daytime satellite imagery.
Cyber-cultural similarity from Google search
The aim of this project is to develop methods to provide international socio-cultural similarilty measures, at scale, from revealed human preferences.
Diverting domestic turmoil
This project examines how governments strategically divert the attention of the public away from pressing domestic issues.
Mobile money and economic development
This project provides an empirical analysis of the local economic impact of mobile money in Africa.
Occupational mobility and automation
We develop a data-driven model to analyse how workers move through an empirically derived occupational mobility network in response to automation scenarios.
Predicting social unrest via textual analytics
The aim of this project is to develop a method to predict the likelihood of social unrest occurring in a given location by using alternative and economic data.
Testing motivational crowding-out theory on reddit
This project explores the relationship between extrinsic (monetary) rewards and intrinsically motivated behaviour in the context on the online discussion platform reddit.
The effect of the internet on political mobilization
This project studies empirically the effect of the Internet on protests worldwide for over 18,907 subnational (ADM2) districts around the world.
The internet as quantitative social science platform
We analysed over one trillion online/offline observations to build the world's richest data set on internet activity around the globe.