Hechos Y Palabras: La Realidad Colombiana Vista a Través De La Prensa Escrita (Deeds and Words: The Colombian Reality as Seen Through the Press)

Revista de Economía Institucional, vol. 14, n.º 26, primer semestre/2012

32 Pages Posted: 12 Jul 2012

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Juan Caicedo

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Alejandro Gaviria

Universidad de los Andes, Colombia - Department of Economics

Javier Moreno

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: July 11, 2012

Abstract

This paper presents the first application to Colombia of culturomics, a novel research method in the social sciences that describes cultural, social and linguistics trends based on the quantitative analysis of millions of digitized texts. The paper uses all news and editorials published during the past two decades in three national periodicals in order to analyze the trajectories of several social and economic phenomena: corruption, economic optimism, the relative power of the judicial branch, etc. Beyond its specific findings, this paper showcases how culturomics can be used to describe the changing reality of a developing country.

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Keywords: Colombia, newspapers, institutional change, culturomics

JEL Classification: O54, Z10

Suggested Citation

Caicedo, Juan and Gaviria, Alejandro and Moreno, Javier, Hechos Y Palabras: La Realidad Colombiana Vista a Través De La Prensa Escrita (Deeds and Words: The Colombian Reality as Seen Through the Press) (July 11, 2012). Revista de Economía Institucional, vol. 14, n.º 26, primer semestre/2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2103729

Juan Caicedo (Contact Author)

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Alejandro Gaviria

Universidad de los Andes, Colombia - Department of Economics ( email )

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Colombia

Javier Moreno

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