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Improving Understanding of Flood Risk: the Effects of Lowering the Cost of Accessing Flood Risk Information

Doupe, Patrick; Dobes, Leo; Jotzo, Frank


We provide evidence that lowering the cost of accessing flood risk information increases public understanding of the risk of flood events. We exploit a pair of events to generate this conclusion: in July 2008, the Brisbane City Council released property level flood risk reports online, and, in 2011, Brisbane suffered a flood event. Using a longitudinal property sales database and a difference in difference estimator, we refute existing results by finding that prices for at-risk properties fell...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Economics of Disasters and Climate Change
DOI: 10.1007/s41885-018-0036-3


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