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Uncertainty Indices

We live in a world of uncertainties and uncertainties rewrite expectations and optimal plans. For instance, the Coronavirus pandemic took the world by surprise and putting many countries of the world in the position of emerging economies. All macroeconomic projections for the year 2020 failed with an especially longer-term impact on emerging African markets. In […]


Governance Pessimism Indices

The Expert Area Data and Analytics is developing two measures – Political Pessimism and Corruption Pessimism – that capture how the residents in a country perceive the government and its policy actions. The indices rely on natural language processing of social media and news media to quantify optimism or pessimism about governments’ policy decisions, pronouncements, […]