General GIS Data Resources
- MIT geospatial library
- Harvard geospatial library
- Tufts GIS Tutorials
- GIS Training Manual for Historians and Historical Social Scientists, Harvard
- Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) ArcGIS tutorials
- GIS Programming and Automation (Open Access Online Class, PennState )
- Python Scripting for ArcGIS
GIS for Economists
- Melissa Dell, GIS Analysis for Applied Economists
- Kudamatsu’s Course: ArcGIS 10 for Economics Research
- CIESIN Thematic Guide to Night-time Light Remote Sensing and its Applications
Dealing with GIS Data in Stata
- Spatial Data Analysis in Stata
- Stata in space: Econometric analysis of spatially explicit raster data
Dealing with GIS Data in R
- For a list R spatial packages see the Analysis of Spatial Data library
- Common R packages for GIS are:
- Basic GIS in R tutorials
- Advanced GIS in R tutorials
Economics Papers in this Field
- Chen, X and W D Nordhaus (2011) “Using luminosity data as a proxy for economic statistics”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
- Elvidge, C D, K E Baugh, E A Kihn, H W Kroehl and E R Davis (1997) “Mapping city lights with night-time data from the DMSP operational linescan system”, Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 63(6): 727-734.
- Feenstra, R C, R Inklaar and M P Timmer (2015) “The next generation of the Penn World Table”, American Economic Review, 105(10): 3150-3182.
- Henderson, J. V., A. Storeygard and D. Weil (2012) “Measuring Growth from Outer Space”,
American Economic Review, 102(2), pp.994-1028.
- Pinkovskiy, M. (2013) “Economic Discontinuities at Borders: Evidence from Satellite Data on
Lights at Night”, Working Paper.
- Pinkovskiy, M L and X Sala-i-Martin (2016a) “Lights, camera, … income! Illuminating the national accounts-household surveys debate”, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 131(2): 579-631.
- Pinkovskiy, M L and X Sala-i-Martin (2016b) “Newer need not be better: Evaluating the Penn World Tables and the World Development Indicators using night-time lights”, NBER, Working Paper no 22216.
- Harttgen, K., Klasen, S., & Vollmer, S. (2013). An African growth miracle? Or: what do asset indices tell us about trends in economic performance?.Review of income and Wealth, 59(S1), S37-S61.
- Young, Alwyn. “The African Growth Miracle.” Journal of Political Economy 120.4 (2012): 696-739.
- Andy Schmitz, 2012, Geographic Information System Basics, v. 1.0 Creative Commons (homepage)
- Gibson, J., & McKenzie, D. (2007). Using global positioning systems in household surveys for better economics and better policy. The World Bank Research Observer, 22(2), 217-241.
- Travelling the Distance: A GPS-Based Study of the Access to Birth Registration Services in Latin America and the Caribbean