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Disaster, Aid, and Preferences: The Long-run Impact of the Tsunami on Giving in Sri Lanka

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  • Becchetti, Leonardo
  • Castriota, Stefano
  • Conzo, Pierluigi

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Do natural disasters produce effects on preferences of victims in the long run? We test the impact of the tsunami shock on generosity of a sample of Sri Lankan affected/unaffected microfinance borrowers seven years after the event.

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  • Becchetti, Leonardo & Castriota, Stefano & Conzo, Pierluigi, 2017. "Disaster, Aid, and Preferences: The Long-run Impact of the Tsunami on Giving in Sri Lanka," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 94(C), pages 157-173.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:wdevel:v:94:y:2017:i:c:p:157-173
    DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2016.12.014
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