Natural disasters: blessings in disguise?

Koerniadi, Hardjo and Krishnamurti, Chandrasekhar and Tourani-Rad, Alireza (2011) Natural disasters: blessings in disguise? In: 24th Australasian Finance and Banking Conference: Never Stand Still (AFBC 2011) , 14-16 Dec 2011, Sydney, Australia.

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Abstract

This study examines the impact of natural disasters on market returns and on several industries that are likely to be affected by the disasters. We find that different natural disasters have different impacts on the returns of the market and on those of industries. Our evidence suggests that while earthquake, hurricane and tornado could negatively affect market returns several weeks after the events, other disasters such as flood, tsunami and volcanic eruption may have limited impact on market returns. We also find that construction and materials industry is positively affected by natural disasters but nonlife and travel industries are likely to suffer when a natural disaster strikes.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No evidence of copyright restrictions.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2012 06:41
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 01:12
Uncontrolled Keywords: natural disasters; market returns; industry returns; cumulative abnormal returns
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1502 Banking, Finance and Investment > 150205 Investment and Risk Management
04 Earth Sciences > 0406 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience > 040604 Natural Hazards
14 Economics > 1401 Economic Theory > 140104 Microeconomic Theory
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9102 Microeconomics > 910206 Market-Based Mechanisms
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.2139/ssrn.1913664
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/21360

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