REPLICATION STUDY: Toya and Skidmore (Economics Letters, 2007
This study replicates the empirical findings of Toya and Skidmore (2007), hereinaf¬ter “TS”, and performs a variety of robustness checks. We are able to exactly replicate the find¬ings reported by TS. Our robustness checks consist of two parts. Firstly, we update TS’s orig¬in¬al data set, both with respect to variable values and years. We then address a number of estim-ation issues: (i) truncation bias, (ii) the effect of severe skewness in the disaster data, (iii) fixed effects, and (iv) the omission of a time trend. Our robustness checks produce two major results: We confirm TS’s finding that income is negatively related to both fatalities and econ¬omic losses from disasters. In fact, we estimate coefficients that are substantially larger than TS. On the other hand, we find no evidence to indicate that the other economic devel¬op¬ment variables (educational attainment, size of government, economic openness, financial sec¬tor development) are statistically related to either fatalities or economic damages.
|Date of creation:||12 Jan 2013|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: Private Bag 4800, Christchurch, New Zealand|
Phone: 64 3 369 3123 (Administrator)
Fax: 64 3 364 2635
Web page: http://www.econ.canterbury.ac.nz
More information through EDIRC
References listed on IDEAS
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
- Price V. Fishback, 2010. "Social Welfare Expenditures in the United States and the Nordic Countries: 1900-2003," NBER Working Papers 15982, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:cbt:econwp:13/05. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Albert Yee)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.