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Measuring Economic Growth from Outer Space: A Comment

Marcus Berliant () and Adam Weiss

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: We examine econometric and elementary economic theory issues arising from the model specification in Henderson, Storeygard and Weil (2012), that uses night light data to proxy for missing or unreliable GDP growth data. An alternative approach based on the expenditure function is outlined. It can accommodate prices as well as quantity information from other commodity markets.

Keywords: GDP; Night light data; Omitted variable; Expenditure function; Spatial autocorrelation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D11 D61 O47 O57 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2017-04-20
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