Supply Chain Disruptions : Evidence from the Great East Japan Earthquake ∗

@inproceedings{Carvalho2015SupplyCD,
  title={Supply Chain Disruptions : Evidence from the Great East Japan Earthquake ∗},
  author={Vasco Miranda Carvalho and Makoto Nirei and Yukiko Umeno Saito and Alireza Tahbaz-Salehi},
  year={2015}
}
Exploiting the exogenous and regional nature of the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011, this paper provides a systematic quantification of the role of input-output linkages as a mechanism for the propagation and amplification of shocks. We document that the disruption caused by the earthquake and its aftermaths propagated upstream and downstream supply chains, affecting the direct and indirect suppliers and customers of disaster-stricken firms. We then use our empirical findings to obtain an… CONTINUE READING
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