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Gone with the Wind

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Source: Gone with the Wind : Estimating Hurricane and Climate Change Costs in the Caribbean

Volume/Issue: 2016/199

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sebastian Acevedo Mejia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 October 2016

ISBN: 9781475544763

Keywords: Hurricane, tropical cyclone, climate change, climate impact, Caribbean.

This paper studies the economic costs of hurricanes in the Caribbean by constructing a novel dataset that combines a detailed record of tropical cyclones' characteristics with reported damages. I estimate the relat...

Policy Trade-Offs in Building Resilience to Natural Disasters: The Case of St. Lucia1

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Source: Policy Trade-Offs in Building Resilience to Natural Disasters: The Case of St. Lucia

Volume/Issue: 2019/54

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alessandro Cantelmo , Leo Bonato , Giovanni Melina , and Gonzalo Salinas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 March 2019

ISBN: 9781498302654

Keywords: Real interest rates, Cost of capital, Total factor productivity, Capital, Private investments, Climate Change, Natural Disasters and Their Management, Government Policy, public capital, Papageorgiou

Resilience to climate change and natural disasters hinges on two fundamental elements: financial protection -insurance and self-insurance- and structural protection -investment in adaptation. Using a dynamic genera...

Gone with the Wind
			: Estimating Hurricane and Climate Change Costs in the Caribbean

Gone with the Wind : Estimating Hurricane and Climate Change Costs in the Caribbean »

Volume/Issue: 2016/199

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sebastian Acevedo Mejia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 October 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475544763.001

ISBN: 9781475544763

Keywords: Hurricane, tropical cyclone, climate change, climate impact, Caribbean.

This paper studies the economic costs of hurricanes in the Caribbean by constructing a novel dataset that combines a detailed record of tropical cyclones' characteristics with reported damages. I estimate the relat...

Policy Trade-Offs in Building Resilience to Natural Disasters: The Case of St. Lucia

Policy Trade-Offs in Building Resilience to Natural Disasters: The Case of St. Lucia »

Volume/Issue: 2019/54

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alessandro Cantelmo , Leo Bonato , Giovanni Melina , and Gonzalo Salinas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 March 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498302654.001

ISBN: 9781498302654

Keywords: Real interest rates, Cost of capital, Total factor productivity, Capital, Private investments, Climate Change, Natural Disasters and Their Management, Government Policy, public capital, Papageorgiou

Resilience to climate change and natural disasters hinges on two fundamental elements: financial protection -insurance and self-insurance- and structural protection -investment in adaptation. Using a dynamic genera...