Regional Inequality, Convergence, and its Determinants - a View from Outer Space

Regional Inequality, Convergence, and its Determinants - a View from Outer Space

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Title Regional Inequality, Convergence, and its Determinants - a View from Outer Space
URI http://doi.org/10.7802/1339
Primary Researcher Lessmann, Christian;Technische Universität Braunschweig, Ifo Institute & CESifo
Seidel, André;Technische Universität Dresden
Publication Year 2016
Availability Freier Zugang (ohne Registrierung)
Subject Area Volkswirtschaftslehre
Topic Classification Einkommen
Abstract This data set provides predicted regional GDP per capita and weighted measures of regional inequality for 178 countries between 1992 and 2012. The income predictions are based on satellite night-time light data (stable lights from DMSP-OLS). A detailed description of the data set is available from the corresponding publication. Please quote our paper if you use the data for your research.
Universe 1st-level administrative regions within countries
Selection Method complete inventory
Data Collection Mode Physikalische Messungen
Survey Period 1992;2012
Licenses CC BY 4.0
Source Satellite data from DMSP-OLS distributed by the NOAA
Gennaioli, Nicola, Rafael LaPorta, Florencio Lopez-de-Silanes, and Andrei Shleifer. 2014. “Growth in Regions.” Journal of Economic Growth 19 (3): 259-309.
Publications Christian Lessmann & André Seidel, 2015. "Regional Inequality, Convergence, and its Determinants - A View from Outer Space," CESifo Working Paper Series 5322, CESifo Group Munich;https://www.cesifo-group.de/DocDL/cesifo1_wp5322.pdf

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