Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/87228
Authors: 
Brata, Aloysius Gunadi
de Groot, Henri L.F.
Rietveld, Piet
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 13-115/VIII
Abstract: 
This paper analyzes the impact of the Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004 and the Nias earthquake in 2005 on population dynamic across regions in Aceh and North Sumatera. We find no evidence that the disasters affected the regularity of size-distribution of the regions. The estimates of a population growth model yield clear evidence that the disasters had only a temporary impact. This study provides indicative evidence for the relevance of the locational fundamental theory and rejects the random growth explanation.
Subjects: 
natural disaster
population growth
rank-size distribution
JEL: 
R11
R12
Q54
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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