CFM-PER Alternative Data Initiative: Measuring Geopolitical Risks
Politics and international relations directly impact market conditions and geopolitical risk runs high during major crises like 9/11, the Iraq war or the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Elevated geopolitical risk leads to decline in real activity, lower stock returns and capital flows away from emerging markets and investors often struggle to correctly price in these effects. Can we quantify and systematically score the risk of disputes and hostilities between countries given the complexity of the context and the developments? This event is part of a series of events on the economic and financial applications of alternative data sponsored by Capital Fund Management (CFM) and Program for Economic Research (PER) at Columbia University’s Department of Economics.
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