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Economic Development and the Impacts of Natural Disasters

  • Mark Skidmore


    (Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater)

  • Hideki Toya


    (Faculty of Economics, Nagoya City University)

We use disaster impact data over time to examine the degree to which the human and economic losses from natural disasters are reduced as economies develop. We find that countries with higher income, higher educational attainment, greater openness, more complete financial systems and smaller government experience fewer losses.

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Paper provided by UW-Whitewater, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 05-04.

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Length: 14 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2005
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Handle: RePEc:uww:wpaper:05-04
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  1. Barro, Robert J & Lee, Jong Wha, 1996. "International Measures of Schooling Years and Schooling Quality," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 86(2), pages 218-23, May.
  2. White, Halbert, 1980. "A Heteroskedasticity-Consistent Covariance Matrix Estimator and a Direct Test for Heteroskedasticity," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 48(4), pages 817-38, May.
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