N ° 2014 – 27 Benefit in the wake of disaster : Long-run effects of earthquakes on welfare in rural Indonesia

We examine the long-term effects on individual economic outcomes of a set of earthquakes – numerous, large, but mostly not extreme – that occurred in rural Indonesia since 1985. Using longitudinal individual-level data from large-scale household surveys, together with precise measures of local ground tremors obtained from a US Geological Survey database, we… CONTINUE READING