Are Natural Disasters Good for Economic Growth?
AbstractNatural disasters plague the populations of many countries, and the international community often seeks to alleviate the human suffering by means of humanitarian aid. Do natural disasters also have negative effects on aggregate economic growth? This paper shows that natural disasters on average have a positive association with subsequent economic performance. This overall positive association is driven by the experience of democratic developing countries that receive humanitarian aid.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers in Economics with number 553.
Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: 20 Feb 2013
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natural disasters; economic growth; humanitarian aid.;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- H84 - Public Economics - - Miscellaneous Issues - - - Disaster Aid
- O11 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
- Q54 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Climate; Natural Disasters
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2013-03-09 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEV-2013-03-09 (Development)
- NEP-ENV-2013-03-09 (Environmental Economics)
- NEP-FDG-2013-03-09 (Financial Development & Growth)
- NEP-RES-2013-03-09 (Resource Economics)
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