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The Effect of Natural Disasters on Economic Activity in US Counties: A Century of Data

Leah Platt Boustan, Matthew E. Kahn, Paul W. Rhode, Maria Lucia Yanguas

NBER Working Paper No. 23410
Issued in May 2017, Revised in June 2019

---- Acknowledgments ----

We acknowledge helpful conversations with Martha Bailey, Hoyt Bleakley, Dora Costa, Richard Hornbeck, Suresh Naidu, Bailey Palmer, Richard Sutch and Randall Walsh, and with workshop participants at UCLA and at the Property and Environmental Research Center. Paul Rhode is grateful for funding from the Michigan Institute for Teaching and Research in Economics (MITRE) and the assistance of Eleanor Wilking. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Paul Rhode acknowledges the support of the Michigan Institute for Teaching and Research in Economics.

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