Comparative Earthquake Economics

A recent article by Matt Yglesias on the affect of weather on the economy (or at least, how it is measured) got me thinking about post-disaster economics. What happens to national economies after major natural disasters? Certainly, the loss of life can’t be ignored, but what about the survivors’ livelihoods? The immediate affects are obvious […]

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Canada Staved Off 4th Quarter Contraction

With most economic indicators in for December, it appears that Canada’s economy experienced positive but modest growth in the 4th quarter. Canada’s soaring trade balance kept Canada’s economy from shrinking as the Canadian consumer began to ease spending. Overall, low interest rates supported continued new building in both the residential and private sectors. As for […]

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