Institution, economic development, and impact of natural disasters
AbstractThis paper uses cross-country data from 1984 to 2008 to examine how institution influences the number of deaths caused by natural disasters. The major findings show that the number of deaths resulting from natural disasters is smaller in countries with less public sector corruption, and for OECD countries with better functioning legal systems, but not for non-OECD countries.
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Date of creation: 05 Jul 2011
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Natural disaster; law and order; corruption; economic development.;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- D73 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Bureaucracy; Administrative Processes in Public Organizations; Corruption
- O10 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General
- K10 - Law and Economics - - Basic Areas of Law - - - General (Constitutional Law)
- Q54 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Climate; Natural Disasters
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