How can a satellite image of light intensity become data for an economist? How can one use such meta–data of imagery to have a rigorous conclusion on Regional Favouritism? What are the parallels and differences between an economist's conceptual process and treatment of images to that of artists?

Associate Professor Paul Raschky presents Economic Development and Satellite Images – a public forum 11am Kings ARI, April 9 2016 followed by a public discussion

Paul Raschky is an Associate Professor at Monash University. He completed a PhD in 2008 at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. Raschky joined Monash University in 2009 after a research visit at the Wharton School University of Pennsylvania. His research interests are in the fields of political economy, environmental, insurance economics and development economics with a focus on natural hazards.

Roland Hodler and Paul A. Raschky, Regional Favouritism, Quarterly Journal of Economics, March 2014