Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/124034
Authors: 
Mocetti, Sauro
Barone, Guglielmo
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
53rd Congress of the European Regional Science Association: "Regional Integration: Europe, the Mediterranean and the World Economy", 27-31 August 2013, Palermo, Italy
Abstract: 
In this paper we examine the long-term impact of natural disasters using the synthetic control approach and, in contrast with the previous literature, a within country perspective. Therefore, we are able to better geographically define the area hit by the quake, to mitigate the role of unobserved confounders and use data that are much more comparable. We also examine the role of institutions in the reconstruction and we find that corruption and fraudulent behaviors flourish when local institutions are weak and amount of public transfers is huge.
Subjects: 
earthquake
economic growth
institutions
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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