Estimating the Direct Economic Damages of the Earthquake in Haiti

@article{Cavallo2010EstimatingTD,
  title={Estimating the Direct Economic Damages of the Earthquake in Haiti},
  author={Eduardo A. Cavallo and Andrew J. Powell and Oscar Becerra},
  journal={Behavioral \& Experimental Economics (Editor's Choice) eJournal},
  year={2010}
}
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 mortality that the earthquake is estimated to have caused) using Haitis economic and demographic data. The base estimate is US$8.1bn for a death toll of 250,000, but for several reasons this may be a lower- bound estimate. An… Expand
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