Joint SOSC/ECON Seminar - A View of the Economy From Above: Combining Satellite Imagery, Data Science, and Economics
10:30am - 12:00pm
Online Via Zoom

In this talk, I present my line of research using satellite imagery. In the first part, I discuss about a novel methodology that allows economists and, more broadly, social scientists to monitor important socioeconomic indicators in regions where census or survey data are unavailable. In the second part, I present findings from using nighttime satellite imagery to estimate the effect of recent U.N. sanctions on North Korea’s economy.

Online Via Zoom
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Sangyoon Park is an Assistant Professor of Economics at HKU Business School, University of Hong Kong. He is an applied microeconomist with research interests in development and labor economics. His current research focuses on social networks, human capital, and using deep learning models with social science applications. He received his Ph.D. in Economics at Northwestern University in 2016.


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Division of Social Science
Department of Economics