Friday, June 15, 2012

Chasing down Nordhaus

Wanted to confirm that there is a Nordhaus at Yale who is the source of that macromath PDF I used in my 4AM today.

There is a William Nordhaus at Yale. And I'm satisfied he's the source of that PDF. Here's his home page.

This is kinda neat. He has this "G-Econ" project going:

The G-Econ research project is devoted to developing a geophysically based data set on economic activity for the world... The basic metric is the regional equivalent of gross domestic product. Gross cell product (GCP) is measured at a 1-degree longitude by 1-degree latitude resolution at a global scale.

He shows the globe, but ignores national boundaries. Instead he divides the surface of the Earth into small squares, and shows an output stack in each square, representing the GDP (or, GCP) of that small region. Four globes are available on his sidebar.

I started with the Large pixeled contour globe.


Hey, thanks for the MacroMath PDF, Professor.

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