CMI Working Paper | 2003
The effects of disasters on income mobility: Bootstrap inference and measurement error simulations
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2003:6) 40 p.
We evaluate the impact of disasters on income mobility by drawing on "natural experiments". While the poor have a much higher probability of remaining poor when entering a crisis compared to normal times, there is also a negative effect in the year after. Richer households seem to be unaffected. A simple bootstrap method is proposed to facilitate statistical inference for mobility matrices. Also, we simulate measurement error to illustrate its magnitude on these matrices. Small errors induce a substantial downward bias of the probability of remaining poor, while comp arisons across states seem more robust, which is promising for impact analysis.
Journal Article | Jan 2023
Provincial variations and entrepreneurialism in the development of China’s Distant Water Fisheries (2011–2020)
U4 Brief | 2022
E-payments in Vietnam’s forest sector: An effective anti-corruption innovation?
David Aled Williams, Duc Tinh Bui, Xuan Hung Pham, Quoc Khanh Nguyen