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…
May 2010
Author(s): Collich, Guillermo J.; Durante, Juan José; Martínez Álvarez, Juan; Vergara, Rodrigo
El objetivo del presente documento es describir los principales elementos conceptuales y operacionales utilizados por el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) para diseñar y dimensionar una…
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…