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dc.contributor.authorKocornik-Mina, Adriana
dc.contributor.authorMcDermott, Thomas K. J.
dc.contributor.authorMichaels, Guy
dc.contributor.authorRauch, Ferdinand
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-16T08:33:18Z
dc.date.available2020-06-16T08:33:18Z
dc.date.issued2020-04
dc.identifier.citationKocornik-Mina, Adriana, McDermott, Thomas K. J., Michaels, Guy, & Rauch, Ferdinand. (2020). Flooded Cities. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 12(2), 35-66. doi:10.1257/app.20170066en_IE
dc.identifier.issn1945-7790
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/16023
dc.description.abstractDoes economic activity move away from areas that are at high risk of recurring shocks? We examine this question in the context of floods, which displaced more than 650 million people worldwide in the last 35 years. We study large urban floods using spatially detailed inundation maps and night lights data spanning the globe's cities. We find that low-elevation urban areas are flooded more frequently, and yet they concentrate more economic activity per square kilometer. When cities are flooded, low-elevation areas recover as rapidly as those higher up. With the exception of recently populated urban areas, we find little permanent movement of economic activity in response to floods.en_IE
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dc.publisherAmerican Economic Associationen_IE
dc.relation.ispartofAmerican Economic Journal: Applied Economicsen
dc.subjecturbanisationen_IE
dc.subjectfloodingen_IE
dc.subjectclimate changeen_IE
dc.subjecturban recoveryen_IE
dc.titleFlooded citiesen_IE
dc.typeArticleen_IE
dc.date.updated2019-02-06T12:17:59Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1257/app.20170066
dc.local.publishedsourcehttps;/dx.doi.org/10.1257/app.20170066en_IE
dc.description.peer-reviewedpeer-reviewed
dc.internal.rssid15817242
dc.local.contactThomas Mcdermott, School Of Business & Economics, Nui Galway. Email: thomas.mcdermott@nuigalway.ie
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