Jason Weinreb

Quantitative Geopolitical Analyst at Koto, political science Ph.D. from Stanford, former analyst at Variant Perception Macroeconomic Research.

5 posts
(Key)words Can't Express What You Mean to Me

(Key)words Can't Express What You Mean to Me

Extracting quantitative signals from text is transforming research across fields. Social scientists have built newspaper-based indicators of economic crises, partisan…


Jan 23, 2019
Polarized Politics and Economic Uncertainty

Polarized Politics and Economic Uncertainty

The ongoing government shutdown in Washington has some commentators worried about its impact on markets and the economy. Others are…


Jan 07, 2019
How Long are Political Honeymoons?

How Long are Political Honeymoons?

It’s often said that new leaders experience political honeymoons during their first days in office, when they enjoy the…


Dec 19, 2018
Monitoring Economic Crises, Koto Style

Monitoring Economic Crises, Koto Style

Economic crises are notoriously hard to predict, and tracking them as they unfold is almost as difficult. Financial market data…


Oct 31, 2018
Tracking the Geopolitical Hivemind

Tracking the Geopolitical Hivemind

Online forums, ranging from Twitter to political prediction markets, offer valuable real-time information about geopolitical developments. One underappreciated source for…


Oct 23, 2018