The Night Lights of North Korea. Prosperity Shining and Public Policy Governance

Cerami, Alfio (2018), The Night Lights of North Korea. Prosperity Shining and Public Policy Governance. MPRA Paper No. 89722, University Library of Munich, Germany.

49 Pages Posted: 20 Jul 2018 Last revised: 1 Nov 2018

Date Written: June 11, 2018

Abstract

This article looks into the night lights of North Korea and their relationship to prosperity shining. The first introductory section discusses the political economy of North Korea. It highlights its strengths and shortcomings. The second section introduces to new methods of geo-spatial micro and macro econometric analysis. The following night lights analysis is based on near real-time big data. It includes high-resolution remote-sensing and satellite imagery from the NASA (Earth Obervatory) Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) sensor on the Suomi NPP satellite. The third and fourth section address important issues related to North Korea's prices, co-optation and mobilization of anger. The final section deals with problems in public policy administration.

Keywords: North Korea, Varieties of Capitalism, Night Lights, Satellite, Political Economy, Public Policy Administration, Buyngjing Line

JEL Classification: C, C1, F, F1, O, O1, O11, O12, P, P2

Suggested Citation

Cerami, Alfio, The Night Lights of North Korea. Prosperity Shining and Public Policy Governance (June 11, 2018). Cerami, Alfio (2018), The Night Lights of North Korea. Prosperity Shining and Public Policy Governance. MPRA Paper No. 89722, University Library of Munich, Germany., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3202789 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3202789

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