... as proxied by the global distribution of nighttime lights (from a fascinating new paper by Hendersen et al.). Like many good graphics, this one repays careful study. You'll see lots of places where the lights match your prior, but you'll also see places that are perhaps "surprisingly" well-lit relative to popular perceptions (e.g., central America), other places that are perhaps surprisingly dark (e.g., most of Russia), fascinating patterns (e.g., look at Europe stretching east into Russia), etc.
GCEP TRAINING COURSES
Our training courses are designed to be of particular benefit to economists and social scientists in the public and private sectors wanting to know how to use econometric methods and a variety of data to inform policy making.
They run over 1 or 2 days in the new facilities of Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies located in downtown Washington, D.C. at 640 Massachusets Avenue N.W.