The Regional Spillover Effects of the Tohoku Earthquake

Dekle, Robert; Hong, Eunpyo; Xie, Wei

In this paper, we trace out how a decline in industrial production in one region can be propagated throughout a country. We use the model to measure how a shock to industrial production in Tohoku--owing to the Earthquake and Tsunami from 2011--can be propagated throughout Japan. In our econometric model, regions and industries within regions are linked by specific structures and these structures discipline how the shocks are spatially propagated.

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Academic Units
Center on Japanese Economy and Business
Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia University
Center on Japanese Economy and Business Working Papers, 350
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June 15, 2016