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.…
Jul 2006
Author(s): Sun Mountain International (SMIC)
The study details social, environmental, and resilience vulnerabilities, as well as financial activities that could have a strong, macroeconomic impact on Ecuador. It also considers potential social…
Apr 2006
Author(s): Sun Mountain International (SMIC); Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
Este documento fue comisionado por la Red de Desastres Naturales del Diálogo Regional de Política para la 6ta Reunión Hemisférica celebrada los días 24 y 25 de abril de 2006. Los objetivos del este…
Apr 2006
Author(s): Sun Mountain International (SMIC); Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
Esta presentación fue comisionada por la Red de Desastres Naturales del Diálogo Regional de Política para la VI Reunión Hemisférica celebrada los días 24 y 25 de abril de 2006. Presentación sobre…
Apr 2006
Author(s): Sun Mountain International (SMIC); Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID)
Esta presentación fue comisionada por la Red de Desastres Naturales del Diálogo Regional de Política para la VI Reunión Hemisférica celebrada los días 24 y 25 de abril de 2006. Presentación sobre…
Apr 2006
Author(s): Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID); Sun Mountain International (SMIC)
Esta presentación fue comisionada por la Red de Desastres Naturales del Diálogo Regional de Política para la VI Reunión Hemisférica celebrada los días 24 y 25 de abril de 2006. La presentación aborda…
Feb 2004
Author(s): Fundación Natura; Sun Mountain International (SMIC)
This document was presented in the 4th Hemispheric Meeting for the Natural Disaster Network of the Regional Policy Dialogue celebrated on February 26th and 27th, 2004. This first presentation lays…