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Natural Disasters and Economic Policy for the Pacific Rim

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  • Ilan Noy

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We survey the history of natural disasters in the Pacific Rim, and the region's vulnerabilities. We also discuss the extent of our knowledge about the short- and long-term economic impacts of these disasters, and prevention, mitigation and post-disaster policies that may be implemented.

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  • Ilan Noy, 2012. "Natural Disasters and Economic Policy for the Pacific Rim," Working Papers 201201, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Economics.
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    1. Noy, I, 2012. "Investing in Disaster Risk Reduction: A Global Fund," Working Paper Series 2390, Victoria University of Wellington, School of Economics and Finance.

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    Keywords

    Natural disasters; Climate change; Growth; Economic impact; Pacific Rim;

    JEL classification:

    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • O40 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General
    • Q54 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Climate; Natural Disasters and their Management; Global Warming

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