Series: IMF Working Papers
Author(s): David Hofman , and Patricia Brukoff
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Publication Date: 01 August 2006
Keywords: public finances, disaster, disasters, natural disasters, hurricane, earthquake, Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents: General, Economic Development: General,
Natural disasters can put severe strain on public finances, in particular in developing and small countries. But catastrophe insurance markets increasingly offer opportunities for the transfer of such risks. Thus f...