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Anticipating Economic Impacts of the 2012 Drought

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  • Swenson, David A.
  • Eathington, Liesl
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    All of Iowa’s counties were considered to be in severe drought, and a third were suffering exceptional drought conditions by August 1st, 2012. �It is logical to ask, therefore, how Iowa’s overall economy will be affected by the current situation. �Economists caution against attempting to project economic impacts while in the midst of a disaster.��It often takes months if not years to fully understand the magnitude of damages, losses, and the public's costs.� Accordingly, while this drought is on-going, it is only possible to infer the kinds of economic damages to be expected, but not the magnitude of those losses in economic terms. �This report looks at the direct, indirect and other effects that the current drought will have on Iowa's agricultural economy, general commerce, governments, and households.

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    Paper provided by Iowa State University, Department of Economics in its series Staff General Research Papers with number 35292.

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    Date of creation: 08 Aug 2012
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