Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/35089
Authors: 
Strobl, Eric
Walsh, Frank A.
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 3544
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 country level employment in construction of a little over 25 per cent.
Subjects: 
Hurricanes
labour demand
construction industry
JEL: 
J23
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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