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Flooded cities

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Does economic activity relocate away from areas that are at high risk of recurring shocks? We examine this question in the context of floods, which are among the costliest and most common natural disasters. Over the past thirty years, floods worldwide killed more than 500,000 people and displaced over 650,000,000 people. This paper analyzes the effect of large scale floods, which displaced at least 100,000 people each, in over 1,800 cities in 40 countries, from 2003-2008. We conduct our analy...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1257/app.20170066

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Economics
Oxford college:
Brasenose College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
American Economic Association
Journal:
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics More from this journal
Volume:
12
Issue:
2
Pages:
35-66
Publication date:
2020-04-01
Acceptance date:
2019-02-05
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EISSN:
1945-7790
ISSN:
1945-7782
Language:
English
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pubs:969007
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uuid:6a2aa48a-4cfa-4c4b-b261-83145d37fd6d
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pubs:969007
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969007
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2019-02-06

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