Night lights

Shedding light on night light data

Event Information

Tuesday 25 June — Tuesday 25 June, 2024


Bishal Bharadwaj
Event type

The use of artificial night light data in research.

A global training webinar with Professor John Gibson.

Artificial Night-time Lights (ANTL) have been widely used in social science research as a robust proxy for economic development, the quantification of disaster impacts, electricity consumption, and various other applications. However, employing ANTL in social science research requires a comprehensive understanding of confounding factors, necessitating their individual consideration based on the specific needs of the application. 

To launch our second global training, they will host Professor John Gibson from the University of Waikato (New Zealand) for a webinar on artificial night lights, their importance, and their applications.

Acknowledgement: Dr Bishal Bharadwaj (Curtin University, Australia)
Facilitator: Dr Sobia Rose (PIDE, Pakistan)
Q&A: Chizoba Obianuju Oranu (UNN, Nigeria)
Thank you notes:  Professor Margaret Chitiga-Mabugu (University of Pretoria, South Africa)

Hosted by Curtin Institute for Energy Transition.

John Gibson is a development economist and economics professor at the University of Waikato. His research focuses on poverty and measuring living standards in Asia and the Pacific. He is a non-resident Visiting Fellow at the Asian Development Bank Institute and Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Development Review. He obtained his Ph.D. from Stanford University.

John Gibson
John Gibson
Event | 6 May 2024