October 17, 2019
Making sense of North Korea’s messy statistics – NKNews Podcast Ep.97
The AEI's Nicholas Eberstadt discusses getting to grips with the DPRK's unreliable official numbers
Hard numbers are, well, hard to come by in and from North Korea, making quantitative analysis much more challenging than it would be in other parts of the world. The denouement of decades of poor or non-existence record keeping means even rather mundane measurements, such as a national census, are at best guesswork.Dr. Nicholas Eberstadt has sought to clear up the opacity to provide more