The Re-Building Effect of Hurricanes: Evidence from Employment in the US Construction Industry

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Title: The Re-Building Effect of Hurricanes: Evidence from Employment in the US Construction Industry
Authors: Strobl, Eric
Walsh, Frank
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/8054
Date: Dec-2009
Abstract: We examine the impact of hurricane strikes on the construction industry in US counties. To this end we use a measure of hurricane destruction derived from a wind field model and historical hurricane track data and employ this within a dynamic labour demand framework. Our results show that destruction due to hurricanes causes on average an increase in county level employment in construction of a little over 25 per cent.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Economics Bulletin
Keywords: HurricanesLabour demandConstruction industry
Other versions: http://www.accessecon.com/Pubs/EB/2009/Volume29/EB-09-V29-I4-P294.pdf
http://www.accessecon.com/pubs/eb/default.aspx?topic=Abstract&PaperID=EB-09-00619
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Economics Research Collection

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