Global Gridded Geographically Based Economic Data (G-Econ), Version 4

Metadata Updated: November 5, 2019

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.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date August 1, 2018
Metadata Updated Date November 5, 2019

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Metadata Created Date August 1, 2018
Metadata Updated Date November 5, 2019
Publisher SEDAC
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Bureau Code 026:00
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Citation Nordhaus, W.D., and X. Chen. 2016-12-02. Global Gridded Geographically Based Economic Data (G-Econ), Version 4. Palisades, NY. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).
Creator Nordhaus, W.D., and X. Chen
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Harvest Source Title NASA Data.json
Data First Published 2016-12-02
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Metadata Type geospatial
Data Last Modified 2016-12-02
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Release Place Palisades, NY
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Temporal 1990-01-01T00:00:00Z/2005-01-01T00:00:00Z
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