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Illuminating Economic Growth

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Source: Illuminating Economic Growth

Volume/Issue: 2019/77

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yingyao Hu , and Jiaxiong Yao

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498302944

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...

Illuminating Economic Growth

Illuminating Economic Growth »

Volume/Issue: 2019/77

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yingyao Hu , and Jiaxiong Yao

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 April 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498302944.001

ISBN: 9781498302944

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...