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A public lecture by Eric Strobl: The impact of Typhoons on Chinese Local Economic Activity: a View from Outer Space

Date:December 19, 2012 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm EST
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
International Affairs Building, Room 1219
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Lauranne Bardin by sending email to lb2808@columbia.edu .

The Earth Institute and the Alliance Program present Eric Strobl on The impact of Typhoons on Chinese Local Economic Activity: a View from Outer Space. Eric Strobl holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Dublin, Trinity College (1997). He is currently an Associate Professor at Ecole Polytechnique Paris and External Professor at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies. Before joining Ecole Polytechnique he held research posts at University College Dublin and CORE, and lecturing posts at the University of the West Indies, Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, and Universite de Paris X.

His main research interests are in applied labour economics, in particular related to developing countries, foreign direct investment, and economic geography. He has published and has forthcoming a number of papers in international journals, including The Economic Journal, European Economic Review, Economics and Politics, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Journal of Development Economics, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Economics Letters, Review of Economics and Statistics, International Journal of Industrial Organisation, Journal of Urban Economics, and Scandinavian Journal of Economics.

John Mutter is a Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and the Department of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, and an Alliance Visiting Professor for 2012-2013. His research focuses on the role of natural disasters in constraining development opportunities for poor and emerging societies. Meteorological extremes are expected to increase as a result of human-induced climate change, and his work attempts to assess who are most vulnerable to disasters such as the 2010 Haiti earthquake and Hurricane Katrina.

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For more information about Eric Strobl, please visit STROBL.

For more information about the Alliance Program, please visit ALLIANCE.

For more information about the Earth Institute, please visit EARTH.

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