- 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.
- 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.
- Recommended Citation(s)*:
Nordhaus, W.D., and X. Chen. 2016. Global Gridded Geographically Based Economic Data (G-Econ), Version 4. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). http://doi.org/10.7927/H42V2D1C. Accessed DAY MONTH YEAR.
Nordhaus, W.D. 2005. Geography and Macroeconomics: New Data and New Findings. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) 103(10): 3510-3517. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0509842103.
- Available Formats:
- raster, tabular, map