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…
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…
Feb 2005
Author(s): Keipi, Kari; Mora-Castro, Sergio; Bastidas, Pedro
En las últimas décadas, la vulnerabilidad a los impactos de las amenazas naturales ha aumentado dramáticamente en América Latina y el Caribe. Los desastres ponen en evidencia la vulnerabilidad de los…
Mar 2000
Author(s): Clarke, Caroline; Charvériat, Céline; Mora-Castro, Sergio; Collins, Michael; Keipi, Kari
This report provides an overview of the current state of affairs regarding capacity to cope with natural disasters in the region, an analysis of what needs to be done, and a plan of action with…