Measuring Economic Growth from Outer Space

This project is in the archive. Visit our list of current projects.

Director: David Weil
Collaborator: J. Vernon Henderson
Research Theme: Population Structures in the Urban Environment
Funding: NICHD (Storeygard)

In a joint paper with Henderson and a current student, Weil establishes that satellite-based images can be a useful measure of local development, thus making it possible to track growth effects of regional variation in health improvements.