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Global Gridded Geographically Based Economic Data (G-Econ), Version 4
Entry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_SPATIALECON_GECON4_4.0


Summary
Abstract: The Global Gridded Geographically Based Economic Data (G-Econ), Version 4 contains derived one degree grid cells of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data in GRID and ASCII formats for both Market Exchange Rate (MER) and Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) for the years 1990, 1995, 2000 and 2005. MER is the exchange rate between local and U.S. dollar currencies for a given time period established by the market. PPP is the exchange rate between a country's currency and U.S. dollars adjusted to reflect the actual cost in U.S. dollars of purchasing a standardized market basket of goods in that country using the country's currency. The original data from the G-Econ Project at Yale University is also available in tabular format and includes latitude and longitude geographic coordinates of the grid cells, area of grid cells, as well as country names, distance to coast, elevation, vegetation, population, precipitation and temperature.

Purpose: To provide global gridded Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data in both Market Exchange Rate (MER) and Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) to be used for socioeconomic, environmental, climate, and other related research.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -55.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: Nordhaus, W.D., and X. Chen
Dataset Title: Global Gridded Geographically Based Economic Data (G-Econ), Version 4
Dataset Release Date: 2016-12-02T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Palisades, NY
Dataset Publisher: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC)
Version: 4.0
Online Resource: http://doi.org/10.7927/H42V2D1C


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1990-01-01
Stop Date: 1990-01-01

Start Date: 1995-01-01
Stop Date: 1995-01-01

Start Date: 2000-01-01
Stop Date: 2000-01-01

Start Date: 2005-01-01
Stop Date: 2005-01-01


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Science Keywords
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ECONOMIC RESOURCES    [Definition]


Platform
MODELS


Instrument
Computer >Computer


Project
SPATIALECON >Spatial Economic Data


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
Users are free to use, copy, distribute, transmit, and adapt the work for commercial and non-commercial purposes, without restriction, as long as clear attribution of the source is provided.


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: https://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: SEDAC USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 845-365-8920
Fax: +1 845-365-8922
Email: ciesin.info at ciesin.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
61 Route 9W, P.O. Box 1000
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA


Personnel
CIESIN METADATA ADMINISTRATION
Role: METADATA AUTHOR
Phone: +1 845-365-8988
Fax: +1 845-365-8922
Email: metadata at ciesin.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
61 Route 9W, P.O. Box 1000
City: Palisades
Province or State: New York
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA


SEDAC USER SERVICES
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +1 845-365-8920
Fax: +1 845-365-8922
Email: ciesin.info at ciesin.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
61 Route 9W, P.O. Box 1000
City: Palisades
Province or State: New York
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA


Publications/References
Nordhaus, W.D., and X. Chen (2011-01-01T00:00:00.000Z), Using Luminosity Data as a Proxy for Economic Statistics, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 108, 21, 8589-8594, doi:10.1073/pnas.1017031108, https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1017031108
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2016-12-02
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-08



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