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Author (up) Henderson, J.V.; Storeygard, A.; Weil, D.N. url  doi
  Title A Bright Idea for Measuring Economic Growth Type Journal Article
  Year 2011 Publication The American Economic Review Abbreviated Journal Am Econ Rev  
  Volume 101 Issue 3 Pages 194-199  
  Keywords Remote Sensing  
  Abstract The quantity of human-generated light visible from outer space reflects variation in both population density and income per capita. In this paper we explore the usefulness of the change in visible light as a measure of GDP growth. We discuss the data, and then present a statistical framework that uses lights growth to augment existing income growth measures, assuming that measurement errors in the two series are uncorrelated. For some countries with very poor income measurement, we significantly revise estimates of growth. Our technique also produces growth estimates for cities or regions where no other data are available.  
  Address Brown University and NBER  
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  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
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  ISSN 0002-8282 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes PMID:25076786; PMCID:PMC4112959 Approved no  
  Call Number GFZ @ kyba @ Serial 2767  
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