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Experience of technological and natural disasters and their impact on the perceived risk of nuclear accidents after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan 2011: A cross-country analysis

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  • Yamamura, Eiji

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This paper uses cross-country data compiled immediately after the Fukushima nuclear accident to investigate how the experience of such disasters affects the perception of the risk of nuclear accidents. Estimation results show that the perceived risk of a nuclear accident is positively associated with experiencing technological disasters but not with that of natural disasters.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 31330.

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Date of creation: 03 Jun 2011
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:31330

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Keywords: Technological disaster; Natural disaster; Nuclear accidents; Risk; Fukushima accidents; Perception; Bayesian learning;

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  1. Goebel, J.; & Krekel, C.; & Tiefenbach, T.; & Ziebarth, N.;, 2013. "Natural Disaster, Policy Action, and Mental Well Being: The Case of Fukushima," Health, Econometrics and Data Group (HEDG) Working Papers 13/28, HEDG, c/o Department of Economics, University of York.
  2. Eiji Yamamura & Yoshiro Tsutsui & Chisako Yamane & Shoko Yamane, 2014. "Effect of major disasters on geographical mobility intentions: the case of the Fukushima nuclear accident," ISER Discussion Paper 0903, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University.

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