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Empirical Economics

, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp 163–166 | Cite as

On latitude and affluence: The equatorial grand canyon

  • Henri Theil
  • Janet Galvez
Short Paper

Abstract

Our objective is to “explain” per capita GDPs by the countries' latitude, using PPP-based data for 138 countries in 1985 (PPP = purchasing power parity). A simple approach is formulated which nevertheless accounts for as much as two-thirds of the variance of the per capita GDPs.

JEL Classification System-Numbers

C10 F00 

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© Physica-Verlag 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Henri Theil
    • 1
  • Janet Galvez
    • 1
  1. 1.University of FloridaSt. AugustineUSA

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