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Much research has suggested that night-time light (NTL) can be used as a proxy for a number of variables, including urbanization, density, and economic growth. As governments around the world

Much research has suggested that night-time light (NTL) can be used as a proxy for a number of variables, including urbanization, density, and economic growth. As governments around the world either collect census data infrequently or are scaling back the amount of detail collected, alternate sources of population and economic information like NTL are being considered. But, just how close is the statistical relationship between NTL and economic activity at a fine-grained geographical level?

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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1371/journal.pone.0139779
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    Mellander, C., Lobo, J., Stolarick, K., & Matheson, Z. (2015). Night-Time Light Data: A Good Proxy Measure for Economic Activity? Plos One, 10(10). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0139779

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