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Macroeconomic impacts of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti

Best, Rohan; Burke, Paul

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In this paper, we use the synthetic control method to estimate the macroeconomic losses from the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, one of the most severe natural disasters in the modern era. The macroeconomic effects of the earthquake were equal to an average loss of up to 12% of gross domestic product over the period 2010–2015. While surges in imports and foreign aid supported a temporary increase in aggregate consumption, aggregate investment and services sector output experienced large contractions....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/159632
Source: Empirical Economics
DOI: 10.1007/s00181-017-1405-4
Access Rights: Open Access

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