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From deadly data to lively pictures

For those of you who have not yet discovered the wonderful Hans Rosling, go to his Gapminder to discover whole new ways of visualizing development in motion. See the classic hilarious video of his TED talk, or something more recent.

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  1. AndrewR wrote:

    Thanks so much for making me aware of this man’s work.

    In my opinion he has used good data to visualise what the people at the World Economic Forum try to understand with their Global Competitiveness Report.

    Also, in working through the data at GapMinder – I would recommend Elhanen Helpman’s fantastic book, “The Mystery of Economic Growth”.


    Posted July 23, 2010 at 4:08 am | Permalink
  2. Stephen Smith wrote:

    Who in Eastern Europe is earning $1/day?? I have a feeling they’re conflating the former USSR and Eastern Europe.

    Posted July 23, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

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