Oct 2014
Author(s): Miller, Sebastián J.; Caruso, Germán
This study estimates the effects of the 1970 Ancash earthquake on human capital accumulation on the affected and subsequent generation, 37 years after the shock, using the Peruvian censuses of 1993…
Apr 2014
Author(s): Vela, Mauricio A.; Miller, Sebastián J.
This paper studies the allocation of total disaster risk reduction public spending among regions in Peru. The main objective of this work is to identify the main determinants of the distribution of…
Oct 2013
Author(s): Miller, Sebastián J.; Bastos, Paulo
The increased occurrence of extreme weather conditions leading to drought is a key development challenge. This paper studies how these extreme events interact with the political process at the local…
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.…
Oct 2000
Author(s): Charvériat, Céline
This paper integrates information from both economics and the physical sciences to survey the effects of natural disasters in the region. A first section surveys the human and economic impact of…