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Institution, economic development, and impact of natural disasters

By Eiji Yamamura


This paper uses cross-country data from 1984 to 2008 to examine how institution influences the number of deaths caused by natural disasters. The major findings show that the number of deaths resulting from natural disasters is smaller in countries with less public sector corruption, and for OECD countries with better functioning legal systems, but not for non-OECD countries.

Topics: D73 - Bureaucracy; Administrative Processes in Public Organizations; Corruption, O10 - General, K10 - General, Q54 - Climate; Natural Disasters; Global Warming
Year: 2011
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