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Measuring Social Unrest Using Media Reports

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Source: Measuring Social Unrest Using Media Reports

Volume/Issue: 2020/129

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Philip Barrett , Maximiliano Appendino , Kate Nguyen , and Jorge de Leon Miranda

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 July 2020

ISBN: 9781513550275

Keywords: Economic policy, Economic growth, Social indicators, Economic analysis, Economic theory, Social Unrest, Protest, Media, WP, Arab uprising

We present a new index of social unrest based on counts of relevant media reports. The index consists of individual monthly time series for 130 countries, available with almost no lag, and can be easily and transp...

The Economics of Political Transitions

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Source: The Economics of Political Transitions : Implications for the Arab Spring

Volume/Issue: 2013/69

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Padamja Khandelwal , and Agustin Roitman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 March 2013

ISBN: 9781475569643

Keywords: political instability, Arab Countries in Transition, Arab Spring, exchange rate, social unrest, current account balance, exchange rate regimes, currency depreciation, Asia including Middle East, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

Over the past two years, ongoing political transitions in many Arab countries have led to social unrest and an economic downturn. This paper examines comparable historical episodes of political instability to deriv...

Measuring Social Unrest Using Media Reports

Measuring Social Unrest Using Media Reports »

Volume/Issue: 2020/129

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Philip Barrett , Maximiliano Appendino , Kate Nguyen , and Jorge de Leon Miranda

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 July 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513550275.001

ISBN: 9781513550275

Keywords: Economic policy, Economic growth, Social indicators, Economic analysis, Economic theory, Social Unrest, Protest, Media, WP, Arab uprising

We present a new index of social unrest based on counts of relevant media reports. The index consists of individual monthly time series for 130 countries, available with almost no lag, and can be easily and transp...

The Economics of Political Transitions
			: Implications for the Arab Spring

The Economics of Political Transitions : Implications for the Arab Spring »

Volume/Issue: 2013/69

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Padamja Khandelwal , and Agustin Roitman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 March 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475569643.001

ISBN: 9781475569643

Keywords: political instability, Arab Countries in Transition, Arab Spring, exchange rate, social unrest, current account balance, exchange rate regimes, currency depreciation, Asia including Middle East, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

Over the past two years, ongoing political transitions in many Arab countries have led to social unrest and an economic downturn. This paper examines comparable historical episodes of political instability to deriv...