NULab co-director, computational social scientist David Lazer, and his interdisciplinary research team have published a study in the Journal of Royal Society Interface that highlights the potential of mobile phone data to improve fore­casts of crit­ical eco­nomic indicators—information that is extremely valu­able to pol­i­cy­makers in the public and pri­vate sectors. Northeastern News profiles the findings of the study here

This study has also been highlighted on FastCoExist.com, the Wall Street JournalBetaBoston in the Boston Globe, and The Atlantic.