Hannes Mueller

Researcher in Political Economy, Development Economics and Conflict Studies

About me

I am a tenured researcher at the Institute for Economic Analysis (IAE(CSIC)) and a Research Professor at the Barcelona GSE. My CV can be found here.

My fields of interest are political economy, development economics and conflict studies. In my most recent research projects I have analyzed how political institutions can make societies more robust, the channels through which violence affects the economy and how conflict can be predicted using millions of newspaper articles.

My work has been published in leading journals in economics and political science such as the American Economic Review (AER), the American Political Science Review (APSR), the Journal of the European Economic Association (JEEA) and the American Journal of Economics: Macro (AEJ: Macro). I have also produced research reports for the UK government, the World Bank and the UN.

Things I do

Things I do:

Academic Research

My research fields are in Political Economy, Development Economics, Conflict and Machine Learning.


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2018 - Can Power-sharing Foster Peace? Evidence From Northern Ireland

Economic Policy, 33(95), pp. 447–484. / joint with Dominic Rohner
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2018 - Reading Between the Lines: Prediction of Political Violence Using Newspaper Text

American Political Science Review, 112(2), pp. 358-375. / joint with Christopher Rauh
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2018 - Feeling Useless: the Effect of Unemployment on Mental Health in the Great Recession

IZA Journal of Labour Economics, 7(8). / joint with Lídia Farré and Francesco Fasani
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2018 - Predation, Protection and Productivity: A Firm-Level Perspective

American Economic Journal: Macro, 10(2), pp. 184-221. / joint with Tim Besley
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