The Re-Building Effect of Hurricanes: Evidence from Employment in the US Construction Industry
|Title:||The Re-Building Effect of Hurricanes: Evidence from Employment in the US Construction Industry||Authors:||Strobl, Eric
|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:||Hurricanes;Labour demand;Construction industry||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Economics Research Collection|
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