geologic disaster

geologic disaster

Public health A generic term for a natural disaster due to geological disturbances, often caused by shifts in tectonic plates and seismic activity Examples Earthquakes, tsunami, volcanic eruptions, avalanches. Cf Climatological disaster.
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Turning to the disaster variables, note that the coefficients on the climatic disaster variables are positive and statistically significant, whereas the coefficients on the geologic disaster variables are negative but statistically insignificant.
Although the potential hazards are abundant, we focus on climatic disasters and geologic disasters.
We also separate climatic from geologic disasters because the relative effects of each on the economic decisions may differ.
The climatic disaster variables are positively correlated with economic growth, whereas the historical geologic disasters are negatively associated with economic growth.
However, the negative and sometimes statistically significant relationship between economic growth and geologic disasters may be an indication that geologic disasters result in loss of life (human capital destruction) along with physical capital destruction so that the net effect on economic growth is negative.
However, the effects of geologic disasters are negative but generally not statistically significant.
While geologic disaster risk did not have significant explanatory power in discriminating cross-country patterns of technological transfer in long-term horizons, the incidence of geologic disasters seems to lead to very sizable decreases in knowledge spillovers in the shorter run.
While the intensity of climatic disasters is a significant determinant of medium- and long-run patterns of technological transfer and is negatively related to the size of the spillover, the results for geologic disasters are only significant and very sizeable in the medium-run recovery following the occurrence of a disaster.
The results for geologic disasters indicate no significant effect of these on TFP growth.
The parameter estimate for geologic disasters is negative but not significant.
The results for the intensity of disasters (Tables 5 and 7) mirror those obtained with the cross-country sample, with lower elasticities in the response of R&D spillovers and no effect of geologic disasters.
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