Designed by Leopoldo Fergusson and Catalina Murcia Alejo

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Introducing … the CKC

In almost every US state, the relationship between crime and income is strikingly clear.  Since 1970, the data shows a pervasive pattern similar to an inverted U-shape: crime increases with per capita income until it reaches a maximum and then decreases as income keeps...

Democracy and conflict: a hard question

Civil conflict is one of the major threats to long-run economic development, and causes enormous human suffering. However, we still do not have a clear understanding of the factors that exacerbate or help mitigate the risk of conflict and, in particul...

Democracia y conflicto: una pregunta difícil

El conflicto civil es una de las principales amenazas para el desarrollo económico a largo plazo, y causa un enorme sufrimiento humano. Sin embargo, todavía no tenemos una idea clara de los factores que exacerban o ayudar a mitigar el riesgo de c...

Having a free and active media is recognized as essential for political accountability. By providing information, mass media can help voters make better decisions and hold politicians accountable.

Often, journalists also help uncover corruption scandals and undue influence of special intere...

Generalmente se reconoce que contar con un periodismo activo y libre es fundamental para la rendición de cuentas en la política. Al proveer  información, los medio masivos ayudan a los votantes a exigir más de los políticos. Muy a menudo, los periodistas ayudan a descubrir casos de corrupc...

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