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dc.contributor.authorToya, Hidekien_US
dc.contributor.authorSkidmore, Marken_US
dc.description.abstractIn this paper we investigate the long-run relationship between disasters and societal trust. A growing body research suggests that factors such as income inequality, ethnic fractionalization, and religious heritage are important determinants of social capital in general, and trust in particular. We present new cross-country evidence of another important determinant of trust - the frequency of natural disasters. Frequent naturally occurring events such as storms require (and provide opportunity for) societies to work closely together to meet their challenges. While severe storms can have devastating human and economic impacts, a potential spillover benefit of greater storm exposure may be a more tightly knit society.en_US
dc.publisherCenter for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute (CESifo) Munichen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo Working Paper: Energy and Climate Economics 3905en_US
dc.subject.keywordnatural disastersen_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomic developmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordsocial capitalen_US
dc.titleDo natural disasters enhance societal trust?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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