Estimating the Direct Economic Damage of the Earthquake in Haiti

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Eduardo A. Cavallo; Andrew Powell; Oscar Becerra;
  • Publisher: Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Washington, DC
  • Subject: Haiti | F35 | Natural disasters | aid and development | earthquake | Natural disasters, direct economic damages, Haiti, earthquake, reconstruction, aid and development | O11 | O54 | Q54 | O19 | Disasters, IDB-WP-163 | reconstruction | direct economic damages
    • jel: jel:F35 | jel:O19 | jel:Q54 | jel:O11 | jel:O54
      ddc: ddc:330

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 with both 200,000 and 250,000 total dead and missing (i.e., the range of ... View more
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