Hannes Mueller

IAE-CSIC and Barcelona GSE. PhD, London School of Economics

Hannes Mueller is a tenured researcher at the Institute for Economic Analysis (IAE-CSIC) and an Associate Research Professor at the BSE. He is affiliated to MOVE and the CEPR. His fields of interest are Political Economy, Development Economics and Conflict Studies with a particular focus on the effect of violent conflict on the economy. Most recently, Prof. Mueller is trying to adopt supervised and unsupervised machine learning techniques for economics and political science research.

He has 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). Professor Mueller is teaching Public Economics at the IDEA Doctoral Program (UAB and Barcelona GSE), Political Economy in the Barcelona GSE Master’s Program in Economics of Public Policy, and Text Mining and Machine Learning in the Barcelona GSE Master’s in Data Science.

Professor Mueller has contributed reports for the International Growth Centre (UK government) and the World Bank on the economic effects of conflict, a joint UN/World Bank study on conflict prevention and the UN Economic Commission for Africa on structural change in Northern Africa. He is currently involved in projects with the Banco de España developing techniques for nowcasting and forecasting economic conditions with text.

His work has been covered by Spanish Radio, the Financial Times, the SIPRI blog and Nada Es Gratis and a video by the American Economic Association (AEA). The World Bank President J.Y. Kim cited numbers derived by his research in the press release “United Nations and World Bank Leaders Call for Stronger International Efforts to Prevent Violent Conflict.”

Teaching at BSE:


Research interests

Political Economy
Development Economics
Conflict Studies

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