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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.

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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.

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