EM-DAT, compiled by the WHO Collaborating Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED), catalogues disasters around the world since 1900. See the explanatory note for the definition of a disaster etc.
To make a request for raw data, click "Database" and then "DISASTER LIST", and follow the instructions.
Although it is primarily a cross-country data set, it contains the name of sub-national regions affected by disasters. By geo-referencing them, the data can become a sub-national one. This presentation slide discusses issues in geo-referencing the EM-DAT data.
Used by Stromberg (2007). Besley and Persson (2011) use this data to construct an exogenous shock to the real wage or the opportunity cost of labor.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Emergency Events Database (EM-DAT)
Posted by Masa at 5:05 AM
Labels: cross-country, environment, geography, weather
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