complex systems

Publication date: 
05/2015
Authors: 
Jameson L. Toole
Yu-Ru Lin
Erich Muehlegger
Daniel Shoag

Can data from mobile phones be used to observe economic shocks and their consequences at multiple scales? Here we present novel methods to detect mass layoffs, identify individuals affected by them and predict changes in aggregate unemployment rates using call detail records (CDRs) from mobile phones.

Keywords: 
unemployment
computational social science
social networks
mobility
complex systems
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