Series: IMF Working Papers
Author(s): Yingyao Hu , and Jiaxiong Yao
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Publication Date: 09 April 2019
Keywords: Low income countries, Economic growth, Development, Emerging markets, Technological innovation, Nighttime lights, measurement error, GDP per capita., real GDP, optimal weight
This paper seeks to illuminate the uncertainty in official GDP per capita measures using auxiliary data. Using satellite-recorded nighttime lights as an additional measurement of true GDP per capita, we provide a s...