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Regional effects of natural disasters in China: Investing in post-disaster recovery

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We examine the effects of natural disasters on income and investment in China. Using macro-economic province-level data and the provincial history of disaster exposure over the past two decades, we describe the relationship between disaster mortality and morbidity, disasters’ economic damages, government investment and regional economic activity and infrastructure development. The Chinese government’s aggressive investment in post-disaster reconstruction is discussed, and the implications of this investment for post-disaster private sector economic activity are analyzed empirically. We further investigate the differential effects of natural disasters on economic activity in China’s diverse geographical regions. This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in 'Natural Hazards'. The final authenticated version is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-014-1274-5. The following terms of use apply: https://www.springer.com/gp/open-access/publication-policies/aam-terms-of-use.

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Noy, I. & Vu, T. (2015). Regional effects of natural disasters in China: Investing in post-disaster recovery. Natural Hazards, 75(2), 111-126. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-014-1274-5

Journal title

Natural Hazards

Volume

75

Issue

2

Publication date

01/01/2015

Pagination

111-126

Publisher

Springer Science and Business Media LLC

Publication status

Accepted

Contribution type

Article

Online publication date

13/06/2014

ISSN

0921-030X

eISSN

1573-0840

Article number

2

Language

en