The increasing availability of data from technologies such as mobile phones, satellites and connected devices means that there are many new possible sources of economic data. This study analyzes the potential use of nighttime light images from satellites to provide a regional distribution of Saudi Arabia’s gross domestic product (GDP).
Hector G. Lopez-Ruiz
Former Research Fellow Hector is a former research fellow at KAPSARC. He is a transport economist with 12 years of experience in five… Hector is a former research fellow at KAPSARC. He is a transport economist with 12 years of experience in five countries and is fluent in four languages. The focus of his work is on transport economic modeling, offering science-based solutions to aid policy making. He is experienced in building long-term sustainable transport policy scenarios and carrying out model-based policy analysis. During his career, he has modeled mobility for freight, vehicles, and analyzed policy-based carbon tax effects. He has worked for the French Energy Management Agency (ADEME); the French National Research Centre (CNRS-LAET); the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (ECCET-JRC) and the European Institute for Energy Research (KIT & EDF).