Predicting household wealth from satellite images

A new article by Nils B. Weidmann and Sebastian Schutte demonstrates that household wealth in developing countries can be predicted from satellite images of night light emissions.

The article was published in a new special issue on "Forecasting in Peace Research", edited by Håvard Hegre, Nils W Metternich, Håvard Mokleiv Nygård and Julian Wucherpfennig. An online version is available at