Understanding economic growth of Indian districts with the Nighttime Lights Data

Choudhary, Dhawal (2022) Understanding economic growth of Indian districts with the Nighttime Lights Data. Masters thesis, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata.

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India despite achieving high economic growth post liberalization, there are significant differences in the level of economic growth at a subnational level. In this study we look into convergence at district level using unsaturated nighttime lights data. Although most of the studies agree on state level divergence, there are contradicting views on district level convergence. We find strong evidence of absolute beta-convergence, and at the same time we also find divergence during the same time interval and with the same dataset. Serious assessments of convergence cannot be based on a single measure but rather on a panel of instruments and a sound interpretation of their results, taking into account their complementarities.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Supervisor: Dr. Debajit Jha; Co-Supervisor: Dr. Tushar Kanti Nandi
Uncontrolled Keywords: Economic growth; Indian Districts; Nighttime Lights Data
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions: Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Depositing User: IISER Kolkata Librarian
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2022 10:58
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2022 09:30
URI: http://eprints.iiserkol.ac.in/id/eprint/1159

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