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The impact of hurricane strikes on short-term local economic activity : evidence from nightlight images in the Dominican Republic (English)

The Dominican Republic is highly exposed to adverse natural events putting the country at risk of losing hard-won economic, social, and environmental gains due to the impacts of disasters. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8275 DEC 14, 2017

Miranda Montero,Juan Jose; Ishizawa Escudero,Oscar Anil; Strobl,Eric Disclosed

Natural disaster damage indices based on remotely sensed data: an application to Indonesia (English)

Combining nightlight data as a proxy for economic activity with remote sensing data typically used for natural hazard modeling, this paper constructs novel damage indices at the district level for Indonesia, for different disaster events such as floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and the 2004 Christmas Tsunami. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8188 SEP 08, 2017

Skoufias,Emmanuel; Strobl,Eric; Tveit,Thomas Breivik Disclosed

The world bank economic review 28 (3) (English)

This paper is organized in following headings: can we trust shoestring evaluations?; evaluation of development programs: randomized controlled trials or regressions? ... See More +

Publication 113050 JAN 01, 2014

Ravallion,Martin; Elbers,Chris T.M.; Gunning,Jan Willem; Camacho,Adriana; Conover,Emily; Hoyos,Alejandro; Fitzsimons,Emla Olivia Anne; Mesnard,Alice; Desai,Raj M.; Joshi,Shareen; Gajate-Garrido,Gissele; Blanc,Elodie; Strobl,Eric Disclosed

The effect of weather-induced internal migration on local labor markets : evidence from Uganda (English)

Relying on census data collected in 2002 and historical weather data for Uganda, authors estimate the impact of weather-induced internal migration on the probability for non-migrants living in the destination regions to be employed. ... See More +

Journal Article 112428 OCT 21, 2013

Strobl,Eric; Valfort, Marie-Anne Disclosed

Is small better? : a comparison of the effect of large and small dams on cropland productivity in South Africa (English)

The authors estimate and compare the effects of small and large irrigation dams on cropland productivity in South Africa. To this end, the authors construct a panel data set of South African river basins. ... See More +

Journal Article 112415 SEP 10, 2013

Blanc, Elodie; Strobl,Eric Disclosed

The effect of weather-induced internal migration on local labor markets : evidence from Uganda (English)

Relying on census data collected in 2002 and historical weather data for Uganda, this paper estimates the impact of weather-induced internal migration on the probability for non-migrants living in the destination regions to be employed. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6600 SEP 01, 2013

Strobl, Eric; Valfort, Marie-Anne Disclosed

Is small better ? a comparison of the effect of large and small dams on cropland productivity in South Africa (English)

This study estimates and compares the effects of small and large irrigation dams on cropland productivity in South Africa. To this end, a panel data set of South African river basins is constructed. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6567 AUG 01, 2013

Blanc, Elodie; Strobl, Eric Disclosed