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Eric Strobl and Frank Walsh
''The Re-Building Effect of Hurricanes: Evidence from Employment in the US Construction Industry ''
( 2009, Vol. 29 No.4 )
We examine the impact of hurricane strikes on the construction industry in US counties. To this end we use a measure of hurricane destruction derived from a wind field model and historical hurricane track data and employ this within a dynamic labour demand framework. Our results show that destruction due to hurricanes causes on average an increase in county level employment in construction of a little over 25 per cent.
Keywords: hurricanes, labour demand, construction industry
JEL: Q5 - Environmental Economics: General
J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor: General
Manuscript Received : Oct 13 2009 Manuscript Accepted : Dec 07 2009

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