Aug 2012
Author(s): Becerra, Oscar; Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Noy, Ilan
This paper examines Official Development Assistance (ODA) in the aftermath of large natural disasters between 1970 and 2008. Using an event-study approach, the paper finds that while the median…
Jun 2010
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Noy, Ilan; Pantano, Juan; Galiani, Sebastián
This paper examines the short and long-run average causal impact of catastrophic natural disasters on economic growth by combining information from comparative case studies. The counterfactual of the…
Feb 2010
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Powell, Andrew; Becerra, Oscar
This paper uses simple regression techniques to make an initial assessment of the monetary damages caused by the January 12, 2010 earthquake that struck Haiti. Damages are estimated for a disaster…
Dec 2009
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Noy, Ilan
Natural disasters are by no means new, yet the evolving understanding of their relevance to economic development and growth is still in its infancy. This paper summarizes the state of the economic…
Jun 2007
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Valenzuela, Patricio; Borensztein, Eduardo
Natural disasters are an important source of vulnerability in the Caribbean region. Despite being one of the more disaster-prone areas of the world, it has the lowest levels of insurance coverage.…
Dec 2003
Author(s): Bollin, Christina; Cárdenas, Camilo; Hahn, Herwig; Vatsa, Krishna S.
This study refers to disaster risk management at the local level. The topic was selected by the members of the Natural Disasters Network of the Regional Policy Dialogue, and was presented during its…
Mar 2003
Author(s): Bollin, Christina; Cárdenas, Camilo; Hahn, Herwig; Vatsa, Krishna S.
El presente documento forma parte de una serie de estudios comisionados por la Red. El estudio se refiere a la gestión del riesgo de desastres a nivel local. El tema fue seleccionado por los miembros…
Mar 2003
Author(s): Hahn, Herwig; Villagrán de León, Juan Carlos; Hidajat, Ria
This is the last version available of the present document that was commissioned by the Natural Disaster Network of the Regional Policy Dialogue. The aim of this study is to strengthen local…
Mar 2003
Author(s): Hahn, Herwig; Villagrán de León, Juan Carlos; Hidajat, Ria
Esta es la última versión disponible del presente documento que busca el fortalecimiento y la integración de los actores locales como elementos esenciales dentro de sus respectivos sistemas…