Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
This paper investigates the economic impacts that natural disasters cause on countries located in the region of the Ring of Fire. Using information from 1960 to 2016, this paper adds to the current literature on the impacts that earthquakes have on economies in the short run, mid-term and long run. Furthermore, this paper investigates specifically developed and developing economies located within this region. The results indicate that overall natural disasters only impact developed economies located within the Ring of Fire in the short run and that only ECONOMIC and SOCIAL factors are the main drivers and hinderers of economic growth overall.
Reed, Erik, "The Short, Medium, and Long-Term Growth Effects of a Natural Disaster on Economies within the Ring of Fire" (2018). Economics Student Theses and Capstone Projects. 98.