Special Issue "Nighttime Lights as a Proxy for Economic Performance of Regions"
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2. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
3. Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
Interests: artificial light at night (ALAN); economic development; primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary economic activities; urban boundaries delineation
Studying and managing regional economic development in the current globalization era demands prompt, reliable, and comparable estimates for regions’ economic performance.
Night-time lights (NTL), emitted from residential areas, entertainment places, industrial facilities, etc., and captured by satellites, have become an increasingly recognized proxy for on-ground human activities. Compared to traditional indicators supplied by statistical offices, NTL may have several advantages. First, NTL data are available all over the world, providing researchers and official bodies with the opportunity to get the estimates even for the regions with extremely poor reporting practices. Second, in contrast to non-standardized traditional reporting procedures, the unified NTL data remove the problem of inter-regional comparability. Finally, NTL data are currently globally available on a daily basis, which makes it possible to obtain the estimates promptly.
In this Special Issue, we welcome contributions demonstrating the potential and efficiency of using NTL data as a proxy for the economic performance of regions.
Dr. Nataliya Rybnikova
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- Night-time lights (NTL)
- Artificial light at night (ALAN)
- Economic well-being
- Economic growth
- Economic structure
- Income inequality
- Urban extent