Natural Disasters and Economic Growth: A Review
作者: Nourin Shabnam
作者单位: 1School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Deakin University
刊名: International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, 2014, Vol.5 (2), pp.157-163
来源数据库: Springer Nature Journal
DOI: 10.1007/s13753-014-0022-5
关键词: Damages and lossesEconomic growthFlood impactsNatural disasters
原始语种摘要: Abstract(#br)This article provides a literature review of economic growth theories and identifies the implications of growth theories in addressing potential impacts of uncertain shocks, that is natural disasters. The extant literature seems inconclusive: some find positive effects of natural disasters on economic growth and others suggest either negative or no effect as such. Using a large panel dataset of 187 countries observed from 1960 to 2010, this article shows that the total number of people affected by floods significantly decreases the annual GDP per capita growth rate, whereas the death toll from floods has no substantial effect on the annual GDP per capita growth rate. One thousand in every one million people affected by floods decrease the GDP per capita growth rate by 0.005...
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