Content by Ran Goldblatt
Publication - Policy Brief
Satellite images provide a promising source of data for measuring urbanisation: It provides higher spatial and temporal resolution than administrative data. This project uses remotely sensed data to detect urban markets in India for 2013 (accessible via the Google Earth Engine). We find that landcover-based markets detected from daytime satellite imagery are...
Publication - Working Paper
Tracking how an economy allocates resources across space and time is difficult. Reliable data sources, particularly from developing countries, are scarce. Those that do exist (e.g., population censuses) are typically measured at low frequencies, difficult to obtain, hard to compare across countries, and available only for coarse spatial units (e.g., districts or counties)....