Shocks and Development

Countries throughout the world are increasingly vulnerable to shocks.

These unexpected events can have a huge impact on development. They include health shocks such as COVID-19, economic shocks like the current global recession and climatic shocks such as storms, floods and droughts. CID researchers have examined how such shocks impact on human well-being and development.

Lead: Simon Feeny

Other researchers: Alberto Posso, Trong-Anh Trinh, Sefa Churchill, Imad Moosa

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Recent Publications

  • Trong-Anh, T., Feeny, S. and A. Posso (2020) The Impact of Natural Disasters on Migration: Findings from Vietnam, Journal Demographic Economics, [forthcoming].
  • Trong-Anh, T., Feeny, S. and A. Posso (2020) Rainfall Shocks and Child Health: The Role of Parental Mental Health, Climate and Development, DOI: 10.1080/17565529.2020.1716672.
  • Trong-Anh, T., Posso, A. and S. Feeny (2019), Child Labour and Rainfall Deviation: Panel Data Evidence from Rural Vietnam, The Developing Economies, Vol.58, No.1, pp.63-76. 
  • Donahue, J., Eccles, K., Feeny, S., McDonald, L. and A. Posso (2017), Gendered Impacts of Global Economic Shocks: Finds from Household in Melanesia, Pacific Studies, Vol.4, No.3, pp.329-356.
  • Feeny, S. and L. McDonald (2016), Vulnerability to Multidimensional Poverty: Findings from Households in Melanesia, Journal of Development Studies.Vol.52, No.3, pp.447-464.

Work in progress

  • Feeny, S., Trong-Anh, T. and A. de Silva (2020), Detecting Disasters and Disaster Recovery in South-East Asia: Findings from Space.
  • Awaworyi Churchill, S., Smyth, R., and Trinh, A. “The intergenerational impact of war: Bombings and child labour in Vietnam”
  • Awaworyi Churchill, S., Munyanyi, M.E., Smyth, R., and Trinh, A. “Early Life Shocks and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from the Vietnam War”
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